the contrary


: an opposite or different fact, event, or situation
He was sure his sister had made a mistake, but the contrary was true: she was right and he was wrong.

Examples of the contrary in a Sentence

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“The contrary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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