1 They all held their peace till at last Agelaus son of Damastor said, "No one should take offence at what has just been said, nor gainsay it, for it is quite reasonable."
2 But no man ventured directly to gainsay a pledge filled to the health of the reigning monarch.
3 But not all the past South, though it rose from the dead, can gainsay the heart-touching witness of these songs.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du BoisGet Context In XIV
4 There was no gainsaying this difficulty, and we relinquished all thoughts of pursuing Orlick at that time.
Great Expectations By Charles DickensGet Context In Chapter LIII