the opposition


: a person or group that someone is trying to defeat or succeed against : a person or group that someone is competing with
The coach advised her team not to underestimate the opposition.

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Recent Examples on the Web Shuman says the opposition group hasn’t gotten a response. Rebecca Noel, Charlotte Observer, 5 June 2024 Throughout the election, the INDIA alliance has accused the government of crippling the opposition by jailing two state leaders and freezing Congress bank accounts. Astha Rajvanshi, TIME, 4 June 2024 These were issues the opposition raised repeatedly on the campaign trail. Jacob Turcotte, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 June 2024 At the opposition Congress party office, supporters were cheering and dancing. Diaa Hadid, NPR, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the opposition 

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“The opposition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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