Definition of Gainsays

1. Verb. (third-person singular of gainsay) ¹



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Definition of Gainsays

1. gainsay [v] - See also: gainsay

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gainsays

gainlessly
gainlessness
gainlier
gainliest
gainliness
gainly
gainrace
gainrising
gains
gainsaid
gainsaw
gainsay
gainsayer
gainsayers
gainsaying
gainsays (current term)
gainsboro
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gainside
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gainspeaker
gainspeaking
gainst
gainstand
gainstanding
gainstands
gainstay
gainstayed

Literary usage of Gainsays

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1. Essays and Studies, Educational and Literary by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1890)
"... Thy hands the victory have wrought, Whoso gainsays a conqueror, gainsays from foolish lack of thought. I venture but a single prayer, well-weighing both ..."

2. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Augustine, John Chrysostom, Philip Schaff (1887)
"... pronouncing anathema on ever}' man that opposes and gainsays the doctrines of the holy and catholic Church ; and likewise on those who by inventing ..."

3. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Churchby Augustine, John Chrysostom by Augustine, John Chrysostom (1887)
"... pronouncing anathema on every man that opposes and gainsays the doctrines of the holy and catholic Church ; and likewise on those who by inventing false ..."

4. Expositions on the Book of Psalms by Augustine (1857)
"Thy wife perchance gainsays thee, thy children gainsay thee, sometimes even thy slave contumaciously gainsays thee, and thou doest not what thou wiliest. ..."

5. The Treasury of David: Containing an Original Exposition of the Book of by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1886)
"Thy wife, perchance, gainsays thee, thy children gainsay thee, sometimes even thy servant contumaciously gainsays thee, and thou doest not what thou wiliest ..."

6. The treasury of David: containing an original exposition of the Book of psalms by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1886)
"Thy wife, perchance, gainsays thee, thy children gainsay thee, sometimes even thy servant contumaciously gainsays thee, and thou doest not what thou wiliest ..."

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