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Gainsayer  n.  One who gainsays, contradicts, or denies. "To convince the gainsayers."

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"Gainsayer" Quotes from Famous Books

... scarcely justified the strong claims for preferment which the Bishop constantly founded upon it, as if he had rendered an almost priceless service to religion. The compendious method of silencing a gainsayer or satisfying an anxious inquirer by flourishing a New Testament in his face, and crying 'En sacrum codicem,' seems hardly likely to have been very effective. For the first few years of his professorship he attended to its duties personally, after the fashion that has been described; ...
— The English Church in the Eighteenth Century • Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton

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