Examples of usage:

  1. Her imagination was as much inspired by the circumstances of her life, as was Anne's when she wrote the 'Tenant of Wildfell Hall, ' or Charlotte's in her masterpiece 'Villette; ' but, as in each case the imagination was of a different quality, experience, acting upon it, produced a distinct and dissimilar result; a result obtained no less by the contrariety than by the harmony of circumstance. "Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  2. Girls, Mr. Anthony considered, were always falling in love with the very last people in the world with whom they should do so, and out of sheer contrariety it was more than possible that Alice might take a fancy for this penniless vagabond, and if she did Mrs. Anthony was fool enough to support her in her folly. "The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain" by G. A. Henty
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