verb (used with object), gain·said, gain·say·ing.
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Origin of gainsay
OTHER WORDS FROM gainsaygainsayer, nounun·gain·said, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for gainsay
It cannot be gainsaid, it cannot be altered, time itself cannot assuage its rigors.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
He might have passed for an itinerant merchant, yet there was something in his countenance which gainsaid this supposition.The Hill of Venus|Nathan Gallizier
If this be true, and that it is cannot be gainsaid, the sooner the transfer is made the better.Porto Rico|Arthur D. Hall
Only the discoveries of recent years have brought proof too positive to be gainsaid.
The tongue can run all whithers and talk all wise; it can go here and there, and as a man says, so shall he be gainsaid.The Iliad|Homer