contrary (adj.) Old form(s): contrarie
opposite, opposing, rival
1H6 III.i.81[Mayor to all] The Bishop and the Duke of Gloucester's men ... banding themselves in contrary parts
H8 III.ii.26[Norfolk to Surrey, of Wolsey] In the divorce his contrary proceedings / Are all unfolded [also: deceptive]
WT V.i.45[Paulina to Dion, of Leontes] 'Tis your counsel / My lord should to the heavens be contrary, / Oppose against their wills
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