1. Stealing from others is contrary to many people’s beliefs.

thief
 2. Owning a gun is contrary to Darryl’s belief in nonviolence.
gun
 3. The existence of ghosts is contrary to reason.
ghost

 4. Some people believe that the world is only six thousand years old, a belief that runs contrary to the existence of million-year-old mountains.

 

mountains
 5. Rena decided to marry Orville though it was contrary to her parents wishes.
wedding
 6. Our tour guide told us us some things about the building that were contrary to the truth.
old building
 7. She told a story about the incident that was contrary to the facts. woman

"contrary to" is similar to "against" or "the opposite of"