OPPOSITE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OPPOSITE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
opposite
 a.  having a position on the other or further side of something
 prep.  across from; facing
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Continuing thus, I came at length opposite to the inn at which the various diligences and carriages usually stopped.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  The opposite mountain is a bare perpendicular rock.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  From the side where I now stood Montanvert was exactly opposite, at the distance of a league; and above it rose Mont Blanc, in awful majesty.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
4  We crossed the ice, therefore, and ascended the opposite rock.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
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5  When I came opposite her house that morning her white roadster was beside the curb, and she was sitting in it with a lieutenant I had never seen before.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
6  Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table with a plate of cold fried chicken between them and two bottles of ale.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
7  He took the opposite chair, and for half a minute not a word was said by either.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
8  Under the low red glare of sunset, the beacon, and the gibbet, and the mound of the Battery, and the opposite shore of the river, were plain, though all of a watery lead color.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
9  Presently we saw other torches kindled at some distance behind us, and others on the marshes on the opposite bank of the river.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
10  But as I was used to sit beside Joe whenever I entered that place of resort, I said "No, thank you, sir," and fell into the space Joe made for me on the opposite settle.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
11  Then, and not sooner, I became aware of a strange gentleman leaning over the back of the settle opposite me, looking on.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
12  My sister was in her cushioned chair in her corner, and Biddy sat at her needle-work before the fire, and Joe sat next Biddy, and I sat next Joe in the corner opposite my sister.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
13  The room was but small, and the clients seemed to have had a habit of backing up against the wall; the wall, especially opposite to Mr. Jaggers's chair, being greasy with shoulders.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XX
14  It yielded so suddenly at last, that he staggered back upon me, and I staggered back upon the opposite door, and we both laughed.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
15  Pointing with his pen at the office floor, to express that Australia was understood, for the purposes of the figure, to be symmetrically on the opposite spot of the globe.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
Example Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
16  Her second husband was the exact opposite of her first.
17  They have opposite views on the issue.
18  Two of the president's chief advisors have staked out opposite positions on this issue.
19  Body language can also be used to attract members of the opposite sex.
20  Matter is the opposite of mind.
21  South is opposite north on a compass.
22  The buses went in opposite directions — one went south and the other went north.
23  There's a photo of him on the opposite page/on the page opposite.
24  Answers are given on the opposite page.
25  These two products are from opposite ends of the price range.
26  Indeed, because of the insurance contribution condition, the opposite is the case, particularly in relation to the unskilled.
27  It's not easy having a relationship when you live at opposite ends of the country.
28  The two authors represent the opposite poles of fictional genius.
29  The two speakers were chosen to represent opposite ends of the spectrum.
30  The two articles here represent opposite ends of the spectrum.