When Henry stood forward and claimed the vacant throne by right of conquest and also by right of descent, no one gainsaid him.
But Cousin Jasper, having once conceived the idea, was not to be gainsaid.
But the result could 94 not be gainsaid; it was for the French a complete and costly failure.
Every word you say in their praise and honour is truth, and canna be gainsaid.
Justice without might is gainsaid, because there are always offenders; might without justice is condemned.
You have a claim to Gwendolen not to be doubted, not to be gainsaid.
As he had lived in peace with the various Vremenszhiki and with Ivan himself, the prudence cannot be gainsaid.
Its hardness, solidity, and actuality could not be gainsaid.
He would have been astonished to think that that could be gainsaid.
The authority in her voice and manner was not to be gainsaid.
"contradict," c.1300, literally "say against," from Old English gegn- "against" (see again) + say (v.). "Solitary survival of a once common prefix" [Weekley], which was used to form such now-obsolete compounds as gain-taking "taking back again," gainclap "a counterstroke," gainbuy "redeem," and gainstand "to oppose." Related: Gainsaid; gainsaying.