as against

idiom

: in comparison to (something)
The government's foreign policy is approved by 54 percent of men as against 48 percent of women.

Examples of as against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only 5 percent of Republicans approve of how Biden handled that, as against 71 percent of Democrats. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 25 July 2023 Administrators have cited her initial public complaints about the ban as against school policy, which apparently prevents teachers from saying anything about administrators mysteriously censoring kids from singing about love and hope. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 12 July 2023 No respite for Indian flyers Last-minute fares on the Delhi-Mumbai route are now at a premium of more than 200% of $230 as against $80-100 before GoAir got grounded. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 2 June 2023 This is helpful, because that gentleman and his equipment are easy to overlook as against the basilica’s mighty bulk. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Apr. 2023 Some 30 percent of Europeans report having no savings whatsoever, as against 16 percent of Americans. Kyle Smith, National Review, 5 Apr. 2022 Also Monday, Public Health England said the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines performed just as well against the Delta variant after two doses as against the original strain, with both more than 90% effective. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 16 June 2021 This is higher than the four buyouts that happened during the same period last year, and more focused on consumer-facing ed-tech, as against business-to-business online training firms last year. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, 2 Sep. 2020 Some opted to cut and run for Saudi money, others to stay and fight — as much against the structure and complacency of their own Tour as against LIV. Eamon Lynch, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2022

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“As against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20against. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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