GAINSAY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GAINSAY
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gainsay
 v.  speak against; contradict; oppose in words; deny or declare not to be true
Classic Sentence:
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."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
2  But no man ventured directly to gainsay a pledge filled to the health of the reigning monarch.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
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 Bois
Get 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 Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
Example Sentence:
1  She was too honest to gainsay the truth of the report.