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Example Sentences for "contradict"

The marks on the prisoner's body contradicted government claims that he had died of natural causesCuts to the health budget seem to contradict the governor's promise to improve health care in our state.

The marks on the prisoner's body contradicted government claims that he had died of natural causes.

What he says, and what he does totally contradict each other.

Life is full of contradictions, such as pro-lifers who support capital punishment.

The remark by Prime Minister Beaumont totally contradicted the Minister of Finance's previous statement.

There is a terrible contradiction in the concept of a religious war.

Sometimes human claims attributed to God are contradictory.

Mandell Creighton once suggested that all true knowledge contradicts common sense.

Jose Ortega y Gasset once said that revolution is not the uprising against pre-existing order, but the setting-up of a new order contradictory to the traditional one.

Over 2000 years ago, Socrates complained, Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

William James once remarked that there is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.

Depending on when you ask her, she will continually contradict herself.

The evidence collected in the investigation into the death of President John F. Kennedy quite clearly contradicts the claim that he was assassinated by one man acting alone.

The results of his experiment seem to contradict the findings of earlier studies.

The discovery that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol on a regular basis is actually good for one's health contradicts everything I heard about alcohol while I was growing up.

Psychologist Carl Rogers suggested that, in general, people act in ways that supports rather than contradicts their own beliefs about themselves.

My supervisor said today that there wouldn't be any reduction in staff, directly contradicting what he had said only a week before.

She did not make a credible witness because she contradicted herself several times.

Discussion question: What contradictions do you have within your character?


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