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per contra

[ per kon-truh; Latin per kohn-trah ]

adverb

  1. on the other hand; on the contrary.


per contra

/ ˈpɜː ˈkɒntrə /

adverb

  1. on the contrary


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Word History and Origins

Origin of per contra1

First recorded in 1545–55, per contra is from Latin per contrā
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Word History and Origins

Origin of per contra1

from Latin
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Example Sentences

If I am hated and despised, I chuckle over the "per contra."

Per contra to all these advantages, other indications about the place are not so pleasing.

Per contra, I had a skimpy bed and room, and just the necessaries of life as far as nursing was concerned.

But there was a per contra, which acted as a damper to his joy, on his perceiving that both were beset with sharp spines.

Per contra, his worldly duties did not prevent him from philosophical absorption.

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