Bush 41, faced with a recession, rising debt and a war, contravened his own body-part-specific campaign pledge and raised taxes.
It contravened in spirit and in detail much of what they understood by the Fourteen Points.
My lamps are all alight, and I have contravened no law, surely!
But it was not always so easy to perceive wherein you had contravened the spirit of this institution.
Had he contravened his fellows' unknown laws and so been hunted to his death?
The Trespass Act contravened this principle, and it also contravened the treaty.
These claims could not be disregarded merely on the score that they contravened the scheme of established differentials.
In the case of married women, however, who contravened the marriage vow there were several penalties.
Would not the House have contravened the constitution, by taking from the President the power which by it is placed in him?
He went off to his mother in the violent state of a child when one of his fancies is contravened.