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No one ventured to gainsay the missionary, whose excited tone contrasted curiously with his naturally calm visage.
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.
It is well, madame," said Mazarin; "nothing can gainsay such testimony.
but it’s to be hoped that he was justified by the cause, And it’s not Parson Grant there who’ll gainsay that same.
How wrong you are, Athos; how you gainsay your origin and the destiny of your noble nature.