in opposition


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in opposition (to someone or something)

Opposed or contrary to someone or something; against someone or something. The purpose of our group is to stand in opposition to the corporations planning to move in and destroy local business. Our administration is in vehement opposition to any deal that gives them access to nuclear armaments.
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in opposition (to someone or something)

against someone or something; opposing someone or something. You'll find that I'm firmly in opposition to any further expenditures. The council and the mayor are usually in opposition.
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In opposition to the Petitioner's claim that the "chunk of cement" which struck the Respondent's vehicle did not constitute physical contact between the hit-and-run vehicle and the Respondent's vehicle, the Respondent's counsel argues that since the piece of concrete caused the Respondent to be rendered unconscious, thus causing the crash, this object was the direct cause of the accident and the Respondent's injuries.
Whoever wins, I hope they are in opposition for at least the next 10 years.
to New York City, in opposition to America's war against terrorism.
Despite President George Bush's claim that there was "no anti-war movement" opposing the Gulf War, hundreds of thousands of people mobilized across the country in the three months before and during the war in opposition, more than during the first three years of major U.
Public opinion polls indicated that support of the war was widespread but shallow - people wanted to believe the government was right, even if upon further reflection of the facts, many came out in opposition.
In opposition, the Darkei Noam defendants failed to raise a triable issue of fact as to whether their failure to investigate the underlying incident in September or October 2005 was reasonable, or to otherwise demonstrate a good-faith belief in nonliability (see Security Mut.
In opposition, the insureds, the Darkei Noam defendants, failed to raise a triable issue of fact as to the timeliness of the disclaimer.
You needed the force coming up from the bottom to get the people who control the levers of power to say we're going to overthrow those who stand in opposition to this happening.
In opposition, DCIC admitted that the vehicle was enrolled in the DRAC program, but contended that, as an additional prerequisite, the vehicle needed to be "rented" in order to be a "covered auto.
Comment: I would love to know what Markel's explanation was for waiting two years to disclaim, and what their attorneys argued in opposition to plaintiff's motion for summary judgment.