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 Meanings and Examples of OPPOSED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  having an opponent; averse of
Classic Sentence: (109 in 8 pages)
1  "But we haven't opposed him yet," her father answered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  That evening Squealer explained privately to the other animals that Napoleon had never in reality been opposed to the windmill.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
3  The spirits, therefore, of those opposed to them, seemed to be considerably damped by their continued success.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
4  When the two champions stood opposed to each other at the two extremities of the lists, the public expectation was strained to the highest pitch.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
5  Long they fought equally, until the Miller began to lose temper at finding himself so stoutly opposed, and at hearing the laughter of his companions, who, as usual in such cases, enjoyed his vexation.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
6  This was a necessary precaution, in order to secure equality betwixt the two bodies who should be opposed to each other.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
7  Both displayed great feats of gallantry, nor did either Bois-Guilbert or the Disinherited Knight find in the ranks opposed to them a champion who could be termed their unquestioned match.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
8  She could scarce conceive the possibility of her will being opposed, far less that of its being treated with total disregard.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  To this, however, Rebecca opposed many reasons, of which we shall only mention two that had peculiar weight with Isaac.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  Mrs Bolton opposed him no more.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
11  But this was immediately opposed by Tom Bertram, who asserted the part of Amelia to be in every respect the property of Miss Crawford, if she would accept it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
12  In some points of interest they were exactly opposed to each other.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
13  He stood as opposed to Captain Wentworth, in all his own unwelcome obtrusiveness; and the evil of his attentions last night, the irremediable mischief he might have done, was considered with sensations unqualified, unperplexed.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
14  He spoke to me as if I opposed him to injure him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
15  Its power was used for political purposes, principally for the terrorising of the negro voters and the murdering and driving from the country of those who were opposed to its views.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
Example Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
16  The military has opposed any cuts in defence spending.
17  Many people are opposed to the use of nuclear power.
18  Radical reform was, of course, opposed by the old guard.
19  He said they were opposed to the presence of alien forces in the region.
20  She's opposed to religious education in schools.
21  She showed an unusual generosity of spirit to those who had opposed her.
22  A couple of years back you very loudly opposed the creation of "60 MINUTES 2", I think, that it might dilute the brand that you helped build up.
23  She felt that the administration was hurting itself by insisting on participating only in multilateral talks, as opposed to direct negotiations with North Korea.
24  He was a practical man, opposed to theory.
25  My recollection is that essentially nobody opposed the principle for 7 years.
26  He has opposed building dirty coal-fired power plants in pristine landscapes.
27  By its nature, materialism is opposed to idealism, for where the materialist emphasizes the needs of the body, the idealist emphasizes the needs of the soul.
28  Americans remain opposed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
29  The American president still needs to give the project — vehemently opposed by his core constituency but favored by the Republican majority in Congress — a clear thumbs-up or thumbs-down on his own.
30  In addition, she opposed government cutbacks in the name of austerity affecting Spain's cherished education and national health care programs.