in opposition to

idiom

1
: in a way that is against someone or something
He spoke in opposition to the new law.
Her theories stand in opposition to traditional beliefs.
2
: in a way that shows how two things are different or disagree
two words that can be defined in opposition to each other

Examples of in opposition to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Republicans favor coupling tax cuts and spending cuts, in opposition to a plan some Democrats support that would increase corporate taxes and income taxes for the state’s wealthiest residents. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 Since 2013, proposed aid-in-dying bills have brought hundreds to the State Capitol to testify in favor of or in opposition to the proposal. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 Some residents have also created an online petition in opposition to the privatizing of streets, with worries that Disney’s privatization of the streets will mean the public will no longer have access to them. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2024 Exclusive confabs that attract the world’s wealthiest and most powerful are assumed to be where the geopolitical agenda is set, often in opposition to the interests of ordinary people. Noah Rothman, National Review, 18 Jan. 2024 Drag shows, including readings at libraries, in several states have been the target of multiple anti-drag show bills in recent years, and protestors have gathered at libraries in opposition to drag queen story hour events. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 15 Jan. 2024 That trip helped crystallize an emerging, if still loose, alignment among China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, all operating in opposition to the United States. Gerald F. Seib, Foreign Affairs, 9 Jan. 2024 Feil’s decision drew fierce opposition from many in the community and led to a packed house at a school board meeting in October in which several spoke in opposition to the Feil’s decision. Journal Sentinel, 4 Jan. 2024 Indeed, the diversity in opposition to Jordan—based on ideology and personality—could contribute to his difficulties in uniting Republicans behind one candidate. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 19 Oct. 2023 See More

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“In opposition to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20opposition%20to. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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