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Self-reverence is the antipode of self-conceit, of selfishness.

It is the antipode to the hand of those who have large, lovable natures.

This is just his antipode, who, having all things, yet has nothing.

As I understand it, spiritualism is the antipode of Christian Science.

Mortal man is the antipode of immortal man, and the two should not be confounded.

Calhoun, one of the firmest props of the government, was his antipode in almost every particular.

Kyrle Daly is an antipode of his friend and fellow-student, Hardress Cregan.

In tale or history your beggar is ever the first antipode to your king.

It does not, however, attain the dimensions of its antipode, rarely exceeding those of a large shrub.

Would not this science be the antipode (some would say antidote) of the mystic dreams of Plato and of Delsarte himself?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "persons who dwell on the opposite side of the globe;" 1540s as "place on the opposite side of the earth," from Latin antipodes "those who dwell on the opposite side of the earth," from Greek antipodes, plural of antipous "with feet opposite (ours)," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)); thus, people who live on the opposite side of the world.

Not to be confused with antiscii "those who live on the same meridian on opposite side of the equator," whose shadows fall at noon in the opposite direction, from Greek anti- + skia "shadow." Related: Antipodal (adj.); antipodean (1630s, n.; 1650s, adj.).

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