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With a strong rotation and a better-than-expected lineup, the Reds are following an inversion of the Padres’ trajectory, having won 18 of their last 26 dating back to late July.

That said, this kind of results inversion doesn’t happen very often.

Once your opponent has been classified as not just wrong but evil, a kind of moral inversion occurs where the worse you act, the more noble you are.

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In a dizzying inversion, Francoist courts found that it was the liberal government, not the insurrectionists, who had betrayed Spain, and that supporting the government was illegal.

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More to the point, the TV network owners need to prop up their streaming properties as the dynamic between linear TV and streaming’s roles approaches a point of inversion.

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This is the kind of inversion of history that conservatives attack when perpetrated by the left.

And so Tea Party populism is actually a complete inversion of political and economic reality.

In other words, he was an inversion of the gay maxim “Butch on the streets, queen in the sheets,” a.k.a. “a top.”

This is an inversion of the basic principle of democracy: that elections are won by the candidate who gets the most votes.

This is essentially the argument made in Alan Ehrenhalt's The Great Inversion, which I highly recommend to you.

May not the construction be better taken as a simple, though to our ears cumbrous, inversion of, So I heard them not?

What is remarkable in the scenery is, that its sublimity is an inversion of the sublimity of almost all other grand scenery.

Inversion is a figure intended to give emphasis to the thought by a change from the natural order of the words in a sentence.

A lusty inversion of the order of the names and an Oberland jodel returned his hail.

He sometimes soothed his harassed spirit, and consoled himself for his failures, by an odd inversion of common hopes.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inversion, such as: contradiction, conversion, opposite, and reversal.

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