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- adv. In a contrary manner; in opposite ways or directions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a contrary manner; in opposition; on the other side; in opposite ways.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a contrary manner; in opposition; antagonistically; in opposite ways; on the other hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. contrary to expectations
- adv. in a contrary disobedient manner
It did seem hard that things should go so very "contrarily" sometimes.
Other sceptics contrarily deride the megaprojects in Tianjin as Potemkin eco-showcases that mask a broader trend of waste and environmental destruction.
You have an opportunity to demonstrate your power or, contrarily, to bow before the blow that is being struck at you.
But just as easily, I can get contrarily inspired by what I see as the mindlessness of trend following.
The troops are overextended and overlooked beyond bumper sticker sloganisms, and their experience contrarily makes them more uncertain and less confident concerning their mission.
To me, contrarily, the tell-tale theme of the Obama story is Empire and the sorrows thereof, going back to family tales of colonial Kenya and Obama's renunciation of "dumb wars" like Iraq.
This is not a call to crudely act on behalf of self, rather and contrarily, a simple call to step into universal self, saying let's just make love to the process of it all.
I really miscalculated on Maine, thinking the Nor'easters would do their usual “buck the wave” thang and contrarily and “Yankee-ly” turn back the Obama tide.
This doesn't mean it will be any good, but contrarily that corners can be cut without effecting the bottom line.
Now, contrarily, if he says to me, "What do you want for dinner tonight," I will say, "What do you want?"