Usage examples for contravention

  1. " Plump 'em up, and make 'em dainty," he advanced in contravention of his wife's talk of bread and beef. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Duelling is direct contravention of all Christian principles, and, I believe, of the civil law. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  3. She draws a sort of royalty on all the baby- buggies in creation; it amounts to a birth- tax, in contravention of the free guarantees of the Constitution. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson