Definition of Contravening:
Synonyms for Contravening:
On both occasions Mr. Chamberlain took a prominent part in the opposition: in 1886 because he was then a Federalist, advocating " Quebec" Home Rule for Ireland, and regarding the exclusion of Irish Members from Westminster as contravening the Federal principle; in 1893 because, having ceased to be a Home Ruler, he had no difficulty in showing that the retention of Irish Members, either with full or limited functions, was neither Federation nor Union, but an unworkable mixture of the two.- "The Framework of Home Rule", Erskine Childers.
- "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
If I take a piece of paper, and after placing it parallel with the ground, quickly let it fall, it will not settle steadily down as a staid, sensible piece of paper ought to do, but it insists on contravening every recognized rule of decorum, turning over and darting hither and thither in the most erratic manner, much after the style of an untrained horse.- "The Early History of the Airplane The Wright Brothers' Aeroplane, How We Made the First Flight & Some Aeronautical Experiments", Orville Wright Wilbur Wright.