I have been to see her this evening and found her of uncertain temper, and inclined to be contradictious.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
And this thought points the way out of another contradictious puzzle, that which confronts my argument from the ears of an ass.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
Parrots are contradictious birds.
"Milly and Olly" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Perhaps then you would have understood the contradictious girl, as well as I did.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Mr. Gunning, though less contradictious than his wont, was certainly one of the most deliberately unsympathetic men she knew.
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
If he had taken a contradictious tone on purpose to draw Mrs. Luna out, he could not have elicited more of the information he desired.
"The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)" by Henry James
To be sure there be a few contradictious folks that would fain have had the old fashions tarry; but, well-a-day!
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
Contradictiousness whiles maks fowk lively that wad be dull an' deed eneuch withoot it.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
Old McKay had named his cottage Ben Nevis, either because the country around was as flat as a pancake, or out of sheer contradictiousness.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
Again, I lose two pennies every day on my wife; for she is contradictious, wilful, and passionate.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various