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Examples

أُولَٰئِكَ كَالْأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ These are as the cattle – nay, but they are worse – Quran 7:179

عن ابن عمر ، قال : قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لنا لما رجع من الأحزاب : ” لا يصلين أحد العصر إلا في بني قريظة ” فأدرك بعضهم العصر في الطريق ، فقال بعضهم : لا نصلي حتى نأتيها ، وقال بعضهم : بل نصلي ، لم يرد منا ذلك ، فذكر للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ، فلم يعنف واحدا منهم On the authority of Ibn Umar, he said, “The Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, said to us when he returned from the (Battle of the) Confederates, ‘Let none of you pray the Asr prayer except at (the residence of) Bani Qurayzah.’ Then the time for the Asr prayer came while a group were still journeying (to Bani Qurayzah), so some of them said, ‘We will not pray until we get there,’ and others said, ‘No, we will pray; he (the Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace) did not intend that (we miss the prayer).’ This was then mentioned to the Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, and he didn’t rebuke any of them.”

ليونيل ميسي: العظمة لا تقاس بالاهداف وحدها، بل بالتواضع والروح الرياضية Lionel Messi: greatness is not measured by goals alone, but humility and sportsmanship – BBC News, Arabic

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بَل is used to rectify or amend a statement, e.g. قام زَيْدٌ بَلْ عَمْرٌو Zaid stood up, no, rather it was Amr.