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Maryland hasn’t played the same opponent on back-to-back nights since January 1949 at Miami.

The game at Texas Southern was thrown together Friday, about 30 hours before tip-off, when Texas Southern also had an opponent suddenly cancel because of the virus.

At just 19, he’s accustomed to being hunted by every opponent and still finding a way to make you remember him.

First off, California may have been Democratic-leaning in 2003, but it has a notably deeper shade of blue today, which will make it more challenging for Newsom’s opponents to engineer his ouster.

Campbell said she simply doesn’t buy into vacation rental opponents’ thinking that banning them altogether is possible.

Despite the scandal, Grimm beat his Democratic opponent by 18 points in November.

One would be hard-pressed to find an earlier opponent of the Nazis than Dietrich von Hildebrand.

Mired in ideological warfare, America faces her most formidable opponent yet— herself.

This opponent is like no other Rodgers has to face on the gridiron.

Perhaps the greatest irony remains that civil rights titan Caesar Chavez was a lifelong opponent of illegal immigration.

He realized, as his mother had realized a little while before, that in Garnache they had an opponent who took no chances.

In a trial in the King's Bench, Mr. Erskine, counsel for the defendant, was charged by his opponent with traveling out of his way.

Scarcely had he smoothed the way with one opponent than another sprung up in an unexpected quarter.

As for the slipperiness of the ground, my opponent will run no greater risks than I. I am not the only impatient one.

Augereau at first confined himself to parrying, but at last, being wounded, he thrust out and killed his opponent.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to opponent, such as: adversary, aspirant, candidate, challenger, competitor, and enemy.

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