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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Contrary, Contrarie, a. Also: -trarye, -trairie, -trarrey. [e.m.E. contrary (c 1340), -trayrie, AF. and early OF. contrarie, L. contrārius.] = Contrare a. c1420 Wynt. ii. 835.
I wyll noucht hald thir oppynnyownys ale Contrary, for thai mycht weylle fale
1456 Hay II. 13/23.
Ellis nature war contrary till it self
Ib. 33/4.
For orguille is contrary to justice
1513 Doug. ii. i. 76.
Had nocht beyn that … the fatis of goddis war contrary
1559 Misc. Wodrow Soc. 268.
To haif maid me contrarrey to my awin buke
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 621.
Arcandams astrologie … Affirmes hes bleardnesse, to wisedome contrarie
1622-6 Bisset II. 387/24.
Thair wes augmented ane dowbled treasant with contrarie lyllies … of floure de luce

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