"Beatrice, come in here instantly," called my aunt in a voice there was no gainsaying.
It tells its own terrible tale, and there is no gainsaying it.
I'm writing a good sound science book, which there's no gainsaying.
Katharine's desertion was an established fact past all gainsaying.
There was no gainsaying that—though the boy himself, at first, did not recognize it as wooing at all.
But there was no gainsaying, even in his confused condition, Music Mountain.
In another place he says of himself, "All day long have I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and gainsaying generation."
Mrs. Middleton was sentimental—there was no gainsaying that; she was rather gushing.
It is not a boy, but a Boanerges-ministry that introduces the Word with most effect to a gainsaying world.
The girl's answer was spoken with a determination there was no gainsaying.
"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.