Definition of Gainsaid

1. Verb. (past of gainsay) ¹



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Definition of Gainsaid

1. gainsay [v] - See also: gainsay

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gainsaid

gaingiving
gaingivings
gaining
gaining control
gainings
gainless
gainlessly
gainlessness
gainlier
gainliest
gainliness
gainly
gainrace
gainrising
gains
gainsaid (current term)
gainsaw
gainsay
gainsayer
gainsayers
gainsaying
gainsays
gainsboro
gainset
gainsharing
gainshire
gainside
gainsome
gainspeaker
gainspeaking

Literary usage of Gainsaid

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1. Ireland Past and Present by Augustus J. Thébaud, John Habberton (1878)
"What has been previously stated on this point cannot be gainsaid; and it suffices for the vindication of a falsely-accused people. ..."

2. Systematic Arrangement of Lord Coke's First Institute of the Laws of England by John Henry Thomas, Sir Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Heneage Finch Nottingham, Edward Coke, Matthew Hale (1836)
"But in the other five cases the writ shall abate, Sfc. if the matter shewed may not be gainsaid. u Excommunicated, ..."

3. The Poetical Works of Howitt, Milman, and Keats by Mary Botham Howitt, Henry Hart Milman, John Keats (1853)
"... nor are afraid ; We know thy goodness, we behold thy might ; We know thy truth can never be gainsaid, And what thou dost is right! ..."

4. History of Pittsburgh and Environs, from Prehistoric Days to the Beginning by George Thornton Fleming (1922)
"... products of iron ore were produced in such profusion in the Pittsburgh district, that the award of the distinction so deserved has never been gainsaid. ..."

5. The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Sweden and Norway: With an Account of the by Llewelyn Lloyd (1867)
"These Reasons gainsaid hy the Fishermen. —Speculations on the Subject.—Loss attendant on the Absence of the Fish.—Demoralized Stute of the Fishermen. ..."

6. Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren by Lewis Publishing Co (1899)
"He has done something in historical work, and he is known as a careful, painstaking writer, whose logic and statistics are not to be gainsaid. ..."

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