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adverb as in unfavorably

conjunction as in or

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She gets herself cast in the only woman’s part, opposite Martin, who flies out from England to play the male lead.

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Einstein’s revolution, Pauli pointed out, merged space and time into a single entity—space-time—not opposites.

Repeat with the opposite arm and leg, keeping your hips and shoulders square.

“The dogma is completely opposite than what you would expect,” said Malik.

Rotating it by 120 or 240 degrees, or reflecting it across the line from each corner to the midpoint of the opposite side, or doing nothing, all leave the triangle looking the same as before.

After drying, the clay can be removed by brushing or by causing the beans to travel between oppositely reciprocated wet cloths.

Roughly speaking, therefore, cobalt behaves oppositely to iron.

Upon the back of the fixed plate are two sectors of tinfoil which become charged oppositely.

Passing on now hurriedly and blindly, he jostled against some oppositely-going wayfarer.

A harrow comprising two ranks of oppositely curved trailing teeth is especially popular in some countries.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oppositely, such as: individually, negatively, separately, variously, abnormally, and adversely.

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