as opposed to


used to refer to something that is different from what has just been mentioned
The car gets 30 miles per gallon, as opposed to last year's model, which got only 25.
They use fresh fish, as opposed to fish that has been frozen.
I'd say she is a good player, as opposed to a great one.

Examples of as opposed to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nation is home to 12 species, seven of which hibernate domestically—as opposed to migrating elsewhere. Corey Buhay, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2024 The charges are felonies, as opposed to misdemeanors, because prosecutors claim Trump falsified the records in order to conceal violating federal election laws through a payment that was meant to help his 2016 presidential campaign but exceeded campaign contribution limits. Aysha Bagchi, USA TODAY, 6 May 2024 Ethical sourcing of recordings—as opposed to scraping them online—is just the first step. Nick Rockel, Fortune, 3 May 2024 Magazine's June/July issue that the way his hand looks on the movie's poster — bent, as opposed to straight up in the air like costar Emma Stone's — has always bothered him. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 Why Every Other Year? With early-onset breast cancer cases on the rise, many are wondering why the guidelines recommend screening every other year as opposed to an annual screening. Amy Isler, Rn, Msn, Csn, Verywell Health, 3 May 2024 Those are the kinds of numbers the Hornets must see for Ball as opposed to the litany of DNPs he’s racked up. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 3 May 2024 In such a scenario, the Heat basically would be comfortable with giving Ingram an enormous longterm contract, as opposed to having him as a one-year rental. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 The best consumers can do is to minimize their use of plastics—using refillable water bottles as opposed to disposable plastic ones, say, or bringing along cloth bags when food-shopping rather than relying on the plastic ones the grocery store provides. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 2 May 2024

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“As opposed to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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