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Two men could not be more opposite in their disposition and pursuits.

Nothing can be more opposite than these two principles, both in their origin and tendency.

Anything more opposite to the ghostly element could not be imagined.

About four o'clock he found himself once more opposite 'The Retreat.'

No lines of study could well be in more opposite directions than those of the two men who respected each other.

Whirlpools appear to be no other than the eddies of the water formed by the action of two or more opposite currents.

Rarely does it happen that two men of more opposite character are brought together.

Nothing could be more opposite than their natures and their poetic tendencies.

And could anything possibly be more opposite to our Round Towers than all these accounts?

No two figures can be more opposite than a stubborn bullock and a weaned child.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "placed on the other side of (something)," from Old French oposite "opposite, contrary" (13c.), from Latin oppositus "standing against, opposed, opposite," past participle of opponere "set against" (see opponent). Meaning "contrary in nature or character" is from 1570s. As a noun from late 14c. As a preposition from 1758. As an adverb from 1817. Related: Oppositely.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.