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JLPT N3 Author: dc2
against, contrary to
contrary to expectations
Contrary to the parents expectations, a girl was born.
#124 Author: dc2

Contrary to the peoples expectations, the government bulldozed the pension system revision bill through the Diet.
#2943 Author: bamboo4

The result was contrary to my expectation.
#5826 Author: dc

No one can force you to do anything against your will.
#5827 Author: dc

I was compelled to do this against my will.
#5828 Author: dc

I married him against my will.
#5829 Author: dc

He was made to sign the contact against his will.
#5830 Author: dc

He was fired against his will.
#5831 Author: dc

He was persuaded into doing it against his own wishes.
#5833 Author: dc

He seems gay but, on the contrary, he is sad.
#5834 Author: dc

Their boss made them work against their will.
#5835 Author: dc

He was made to sign the contract against his will.
#5836 Author: dc

She said that what they were doing was contrary to the company's sexual harassment policy.
#5837 Author: dc

She give up her plans against her will.
#5838 Author: dc

Contrary to God's will, humans are destroying nature.
#5823 Author: Meghana

Contrary to the intention of God, human nature is through the medium.
#7198 Author: sureshnihon

I had to drop out of university against my aspirations of becoming a scientist.
#5702 Author: Archana

He failed to get elected contrary to our expectation.
#5832 Author: dc

The outcome of an experiment in contradiction to the expectation has gone out.
#7199 Author: sureshnihon

( Against my expectations) prices are going up every week.(M)
#5824 Author: dc

This result means, contrary to prior expectations, that the number of variants does not affect the processing speed.
#5825 Author: dc

She married the young man against her mother`s wishes.
#8321 Author: karekano

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