AGAINST in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AGAINST
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
against
 prep.  in or into physical contact with something
 prep.  in opposition to
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He slipped an arm through hers, as Eady had done, and fancied it was faintly pressed against her side, but neither of them moved.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  He longed to stoop his cheek and rub it against her scarf.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  He forgot what else he had meant to say and pressed her against him so closely that he seemed to feel her warmth in his veins.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  Half-way up the slope Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  Ethan felt confusedly that there were many things he ought to think about, but through his tingling veins and tired brain only one sensation throbbed: the warmth of Mattie's shoulder against his.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  Hale sat with his feet up on the stove, his back propped against a battered desk strewn with papers: the place, like the man, was warm, genial and untidy.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  She stood just as Zeena had stood, a lifted lamp in her hand, against the black background of the kitchen.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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8  When he came back Mattie had set the teapot on the table and the cat was rubbing itself persuasively against her ankles.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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9  As her young brown head detached itself against the patch-work cushion that habitually framed his wife's gaunt countenance, Ethan had a momentary shock.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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10  At first its weak flame made no impression on the shadows; then Zeena's face stood grimly out against the uncurtained pane, which had turned from grey to black.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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11  For a moment such a flame of hate rose in him that it ran down his arm and clenched his fist against her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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12  She seemed to melt against him in her terror, and he caught her in his arms, held her fast there, felt her lashes beat his cheek like netted butterflies.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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13  His head reeled and he had to support himself against the table.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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14  The cat rubbed itself ingratiatingly against her, and she said "Good Pussy," stooped to stroke it and gave it a scrap of meat from her plate.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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15  All the healthy instincts of self-defence rose up in him against such waste.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  A blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it's the boundary of the world.
17  The friar preached against stealing and had a goose in his sleeve.
18  The best remedy against an ill man is much ground between.
19  Buying a house is the best hedge against inflation.
20  He took out a court injunction against the newspaper demanding the return of the document.
21  The new evidence weakens the case against her.
22  A dark shape stood silhouetted against the bright morning sky.
23  Police used water cannon and tear gas against demonstrators.
24  He hurt his head by running against a wall.
25  Buying a house will be a hedge against inflation.
26  The pound was devalued against the US dollar.
27  Corbett leaned against the wall and promptly vomited.
28  The colonel led a successful raid against a rebel base.
29  Bias against women permeates every level of the judicial system.
30  Guerrillas have pledged to intensify the armed struggle against the new government.