run counter to


of a thing, such as a belief or theory
: to be opposed to : to disagree with
His theory ran counter to the beliefs of his time.

Examples of run counter to in a Sentence

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“Run counter to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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