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Word: controvert

Definition: oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy


Sentences Containing 'controvert'

Columella, who reports this judgment of Democritus, does not controvert it, but proposes a very frugal method of inclosing with a hedge of brambles and briars, which he says he had found by experience to be both a lasting and an impenetrable fence; but which, it seems, was not commonly known in the time of Democritus.
I did not venture to controvert this opinion, but I made a good supper, which it greatly satisfied her to see me do.
I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted.

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