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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPPOSED

To some features of the Bill he was opposed, but was in favor of its principle.

The flying machine must move faster than the air to which it is opposed.

Crystals of iodine as opposed to permanganate of potash for antiseptic he discussed.

"Nobody ever opposed Eudora Yates except her own self," replied Abby.

The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one.

The feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable safely to be opposed.

Mr. Collins opposed the proposed extension with much zeal and ability.

However, he was opposed to any suggestion of a committee of inquiry.

Looking round I found that my comrades had also beaten off those who were opposed to them.

It restrained him, opposed the will of him toward personal liberty.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French oposer "oppose, resist, rival; contradict, state opposing point of view" (12c.), from poser "to place, lay down" (see pose (v.1)), blended with Latin opponere "oppose, object to, set against" (see opponent). Related: Opposed; opposing.

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