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Perverse; inimical.

con·trar′i·ous·ly adv.
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And that impression of the speech is reinforced when the similes pause for a moment, as the Archbishop draws a provisional conclusion: "I thus infer, / That many things, having full reference to one consent, / May work contrariously" (204-6).
In contrast to the Duke's description of the happily sequestered life "exempt from public haunt," Orlando defines himself contrariously as "inland bred" (2.7.97): a phrase evoking, perhaps, the realm across the water from the Globe, beyond the Liberty.