prove the contrary

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I did not think," he added, "that oars of wood could behave better than ours, but yonder oarsmen prove the contrary.
Now, Ma,' said Bella, reappearing in the kitchen with some remains of a blush, 'you and Lavvy think magnificent me fit for nothing, but I intend to prove the contrary.
We were able to prove the contrary, and that proof we are ready to give to your majesty, calling in support of it the august widow weeping in the Louvre, where your royal munificence has provided for her a home.
An econometric article by Erik Meyersson ("Islamic Rule and the Empowerment of the Poor and Pious," Econometrica, January 2014) tries to prove the contrary using regression discontinuity, a method that enables researchers to estimate causal effects.
But regardless where you stand, and whether you like it or not, Morsi's trial is 100% political, despite all the efforts exerted to prove the contrary.
She added that the kingdom's success in restoring security and stability has exposed the real intentions of some parties, and therefore, they are trying to prove the contrary in order to be able to achieve their pure political agendas which, she said, have nothing to do with reform, stressing that "reform and security" are the main demands of every Bahraini citizen and there are special and legitimate channels where they can be made.
It is very sad news and the government of South Sudan at all levels must clean its face quickly to prove the contrary in the field of human rights and specially allow the press freedom.
Thus, the assessment itself is prima facie evidence that an alternative method is required and appropriate, and the burden shifts to the taxpayer to prove the contrary.
For all the voices claiming that after the Assad regime will come the deluge, there are many more ready to prove the contrary.
I have some documents that prove the contrary [to Hariri's letter]," Baroud said.
Although Halm maintained that his conclusions did not apply to all works by Mozart and Beethoven, and indeed Rothfarb uses Halm's criteria to prove the contrary, Halm revealed a general bias that drew criticism and perhaps diminished his influence.
The bench observed that such sustained association cannot be termed " walk in and walk out" relationships and it was for the party opposing the presumption of marriage to prove the contrary in such cases.