- Other words of an adversative nature are yet, however, nevertheless, only, notwithstanding, and still. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.
- Let him first say all he wants to say about A. Then let him deliberately use the adversative but, and proceed to the discussion of B. In the following paragraph on " Whipping Children" the writer tries to be on both sides of the fence at once. - "The Century Handbook of Writing", Garland Greever Easley S. Jones.