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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GO AGAINST

Yes; it is difficult to go against the opinion of all the world.

Cost him his seat, and his reputation; and more than that it'll cost him, to go against the country.

I don't want to go against your father; if he thinks it right.

I'm sorry to go against your wishes, Papa, but I'm going, just the same.

Who, having ten thousand men, will go against him that has twenty thousand?

Her voices bade her go against the English, but in what direction she knew not.

My father is splendid, but he will stop at nothing with those who go against him.

And even if things do go against him, it won't matter to him and Mary—I'll stand to them.

It was proposed that I go against you singing a charm that should drive you away.

Grandfather had such respect for her judgment that I knew he would not go against her.

WORD ORIGIN

1727, "action of going," from go (v.). The sense of "a try or turn at something" is from 1825; meaning "something that goes, a success" is from 1876. Phrase on the go "in constant motion" is from 1843.

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