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The trajectory of the Sun, meanwhile, is the opposite of Chicago’s journey.

Though this may seem like yet another effort to “get tough” on China, it does just the opposite.

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Unfortunately, federal officials are doing just the opposite.

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Steve Levitt tries to learn more about this one-time academic and Hollywood non-conformist, who is both very similar to him and also quite his opposite.

It had the opposite effect after Republicans protested the move.

The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.

But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.

Couple walked towards the opposite end of the dungeon, where she previously played with Destiny.

As Rathod noted, SIX is not supposed to be merely the opposite of ALEC.

I'm very interested in Liv Ullmann for the woman's part, opposite Sean … yes … oh, I see then.

When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.

Sam sat opposite him in perfect silence, waiting, with eager curiosity, for the termination of the scene.

The opposite of these two methods of rote learning is my method, which injects an active process between each pair of words.

A method of Vacuity pure and simple—the exact opposite of Mental Assimilation.

The characteristics of the different forms are well shown in the table on opposite page, modified from Hill.


On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to opposite, such as: adverse, antagonistic, antithetical, contradictory, differing, and paradoxical.

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