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per contra

[per kon-truh; Latin per kohn-trah] /pər ˈkɒn trə; Latin pɛr ˈkoʊn trɑ/
noun
1.
on the other hand; on the contrary.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin per contrā
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  • per contra, if you break your heart in an endeavor to make yourself fully and precisely understood, you may not.
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per contra

/ˈpɜː ˈkɒntrə/
adverb
1.
on the contrary
Word Origin
from Latin
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