You need no other proof of this but experience, to stop the mouth of any gainsayer.
Nor is it open to the gainsayer to contend that they were kings indeed but of some chance city.
But the official records are at hand, and will be furnished any gainsayer.
My words may seem a jest to the gainsayer, but I call the god Mut to witness that what I say is true.
If, again, it is objected that in any case the lady's gift was money thrown away, it is not so easy to convince the gainsayer.
About the middle of the twelfth century came, so far as the world now knows, the first gainsayer of this general theory.
"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.