01. Cuts to the health budget seem to [contradict] the governor's promise to improve health care in our state.
02. The marks on the prisoner's body [contradicted] government claims that he had died of natural causes.
03. What he says, and what he does totally [contradict] each other.
04. Life is full of [contradictions], such as pro-lifers who support capital punishment.
05. The remark by Prime Minister Beaumont totally [contradicted] the Minister of Finance's previous statement.
06. There is a terrible [contradiction] in the concept of a religious war.
07. Sometimes human claims attributed to God are [contradictory].
08. Mandell Creighton once suggested that all true knowledge [contradicts] common sense.
09. Jose Ortega y Gasset once said that revolution is not the uprising against pre-existing order, but the setting-up of a new order [contradictory] to the traditional one.
10. Over 2000 years ago, Socrates complained, "Children today are tyrants. They [contradict] their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers."
11. William James once remarked that there is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to [contradict] other philosophers.
12. Depending on when you ask her, she will continually [contradict] herself.
13. The evidence collected in the investigation into the death of President John F. Kennedy quite clearly [contradicts] the claim that he was assassinated by one man acting alone.
14. The results of his experiment seem to [contradict] the findings of earlier studies.
15. The discovery that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol on a regular basis is actually good for one's health [contradicts] everything I heard about alcohol while I was growing up.
16. Psychologist Carl Rogers suggested that, in general, people act in ways that supports rather than [contradicts] their own beliefs about themselves.
17. My supervisor said today that there wouldn't be any reduction in staff, directly [contradicting] what he had said only a week before.
18. She did not make a credible witness because she [contradicted] herself several times.

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