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noun, plural con·tras [kon-truhz; Spanish kawn-trahs]. /ˈkɒn trəz; Spanish ˈkɔn trɑs/.
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Example sentences from the Web for contra
But contra William Faulkner, there are signs that the past is finally becoming past.
The country had just emerged from a civil war and was in the midst of the rising Contra conflict of the early 1980s.Franck de las Mercedes Lost Everything in a Fire…Except His Faberge Egg|Justin Jones|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So now we're apparently back to saying, contra the Obama administration, that Iran's program is still progressing.Head of D.C. Pro-Israel Think Tank Misrepresents Geneva Deal|Ali Gharib|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not by Israeli forces, the UN now reports, contra previous stories from the WaPo and the BBC last November.
Contra Ricardo, the share going to land is declining steadily and capital is capturing the gains.Don't Have Enough to Worry About? Here's One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay.|Megan McArdle|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Origen had set the note a century before Constantine (Contra Celsum, viii, 68-72).The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
Constant sickness, either arising from mucous inflammation or ulcer of the stomach, contra—indicate the use of the thermal water.Buxton and its Medicinal Waters|Robert Ottiwell Gifford-Bennet
The instance of Nietzsche contra Wagner, already cited, is particularly transparent.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
We were over in Contra Costa County then, on a little ranch of my father's.An American Idyll|Cornelia Stratton Parker
These slope gradually down, and between them and the shore there is a broad and fertile plain, which is called the Contra Costa.What I Saw in California|Edwin Bryant