over against


: as opposed to : in contrast with

Examples of over against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One moment caught the sports world’s attention during the Kansas City Chiefs’ 26-7 victory over against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 17 Jan. 2024 The fight isn’t over against those who profit from the HeLa cell line, the attorneys said. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 1 Aug. 2023 Gauff rolled to a straight-set win over against Elena Gabriela Ruse of Romania. Brian Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Aug. 2022 In addition, Alabama rose three spots to No. 8 in the AP poll to pull closer to the committee’s seeding of seventh overall shortly before the Crimson Tide scored 115 points in a win over against Georgia. San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Feb. 2021 This game is never over against Anderson. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 6 Sep. 2020 Last week, the Golden Hurricane did not turn the ball over against Oklahoma State and held the Cowboys to 313 yards only to see a slim fourth-quarter lead turn into a 28-23 loss. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Can Broncos carry the offense over against the Titans on Sunday? Jaylon Thompson, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2022 That’s how quickly the game was over against a respectable Fresno State team that beat UCLA at the Rose Bowl last season. Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of over against was in 1921

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“Over against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20against. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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