gainsaying


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gainsay \Gain`say"\ (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Gainsaid (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gainsaying.] [OE.
   geinseien, ageinseien. See Again, and Say to utter.]
   To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
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         I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your
         adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
                                                  --Luke xxi.
                                                  15.
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         The just gods gainsay
         That any drop thou borrow'dst from thy mother,
         My sacred aunt, should by my mortal sword
         Be drained.                              --Shak.
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