They took polar positions on the issue.
She and I are good friends even though we're polar opposites.
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These slippers with polar fleece lining and a rubber sole are your remedy to cold floors, ensuring warm and stable steps.—Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2023 Think of it as the polar opposite of a bouncing speedboat.—Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2023 On average, during an El Nino winter, the northern U.S. sees warmer than average temperatures, as the polar jet stream stays north and keeps the cold air in Canada.—Max Golembo, ABC News, 25 Sep. 2023 Astronomers have found two cosmic structures that may be examples of rare polar ring galaxies.—Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 In the far north, the intriguing phenomenon of the midnight sun graces the summer months, while its counterpart — the polar night — dominates the winter as the sun barely rises above the horizon.—Jonny Bierman, Travel + Leisure, 20 Oct. 2023 Their memory foam footbed and rubber sole cushion your feet yet keep you from slipping, while the polar fleece adds warmth and even wicks moisture to keep your toes dry.—Brittany Vanderbill, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 Ozone levels usually return to normal by mid-December, after temperatures high up in the stratosphere rise in the southern hemisphere, slowing the ozone depletion and weakening the polar vortex, according to Copernicus.—Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 4 Oct. 2023 In our times, the tropics are the hotspot of diversity and polar regions are comparatively sparse, but during Pangean times, the highest diversity was found in the higher latitudes.—Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 20 Sep. 2023
And by the late 1970s, polar-orbiting satellites began gathering data as well.—New York Times, 13 Dec. 2021 The median life expectancy for a polar in human care is 23.4 years, according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.—Theresa Waldrop, CNN, 25 Sep. 2021 But her relentlessly pragmatic approach to politics is the polar opposite of, say, the Bernie Sanders approach.—Michelle Goldberg, New York Times, 5 May 2020 The rainforest environment is all the more remarkable, the researchers said, considering that the region annually experiences a four-month polar night when there is no sunlight to nurture plant life.—NBC News, 2 Apr. 2020 Even millions of years ago, the South Pole endured what's known as a four-month polar night when no sunlight can be seen.—Ashley Strickland, CNN, 1 Apr. 2020 Herschel Island is home to moose, musk oxen and caribou; the site is one of the few places where black, polar and grizzly bears share the same habitat, per Smithsonian magazine.—Theresa MacHemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2020 At-home polar plunges do come at a far cheaper cost, though; depending on the area, entering a cryotherapy chamber could cost you about $75 a pop.—Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, 17 Jan. 2019 His polar opposite, meanwhile, was the pair of bluestockings to his left.—Nicholas M. Gallagher, National Review, 21 Mar. 2020 See More
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