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Contradiction, 1) denial, opposition: “to have his worth of c.” Cor. III, 3, 27 (i. e. to gain what he thinks worth disputing). Without c. == certainly: “shall be accomplished without c.” R2 III, 3, 124. “without c., I have heard that,” Ant. II, 7, 41. “'twas a contention in public, which may, without c., suffer the report,” Cymb. I, 4, 59.
2) inconsistency, incongruity of things: “of this c. you shall now be quit,” Cymb. V, 4, 169.
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