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set against

verb as in divide

verb as in oppose

verb as in pit

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Example Sentences

He was part of an extreme, racialized white faction in the Louisiana state house that was clearly dead-set against honoring King.

The core of the story is set against the backdrop of the Iraq invasion, the buildup, and the immediate aftermath.

To use a chess metaphor, it may seem like Yanukovitch is the lonely white queen set against a full set of black pawns—but beware!

Set against an otherwise pitch-black screen, she appears to be looking the audience directly in the eye.

Set against the ongoing immigration debate, the court let Congress—not the states—run the show for now.

Good is set against evil, and life against death: so also is the sinner against a just man.

Yet it must not be inferred therefore, that he was stiffly set against all change.

It so befell natheless that the wind was set against them, & drave them back off Nidarholm.

The result seems to be that we have found nothing to set against the positive arguments for the identification already urged.

There would be tales of the manners and morals of the idle rich, set against others of the sufferings of the poor.


On this page you'll find 138 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to set against, such as: disaffect, divide, estrange, separate, turn off, and disunite.

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