1 Militiamen and recruits were being enrolled in the villages, and from the seat of war came contradictory news, false as usual and therefore variously interpreted.
2 In spite of Rostopchin's broadsheets, or because of them or independently of them, the strangest and most contradictory rumors were current in the town.
3 Sonya, owing to the count's contradictory orders, lost her head and did not know what to do.
4 Evidently the explanations furnished by these historians being mutually contradictory can only satisfy young children.
5 By late afternoon the first news came, but it was uncertain, contradictory, frightening, brought as it was by men wounded in the early hours of the battle.
6 Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.
7 You have my thoughts exactly as they arise, my dear Fanny; perhaps they are sometimes contradictory, but it will not be a less faithful picture of my mind.
8 You have asserted nothing contradictory to what Mr Elliot appeared to be some years ago.
9 "Never mind what I make it, my friend," observed Mr. Jaggers, with a knowing and contradictory toss of his head.
10 The halt is a word formed of a singular double and almost contradictory sense: a troop on the march, that is to say, movement; a stand, that is to say, repose.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
11 "I was going to take you there, but you called me back again," answered the businessman, as if confused by the contradictory commands.
The Trial By Franz KafkaContext Highlight In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...