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as opposed to

Instead of; in contrast to. We're going to Florida for our vacation this year, as opposed to the local beach. As opposed to sitting around watching TV, you could be working on your paper.
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opposed to something

in opposition to something. I am strongly opposed to your suggestion. He is morally opposed to war.
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as opˈposed to

(written) used to make a contrast between two things: 200 people attended, as opposed to 300 the previous year.This exercise develops suppleness as opposed to (= rather than) strength.
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as opposed to

In contrast to: "a Baroque violin that ... uses gut strings as opposed to metal-wound ones" (William Zagorski).
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The people" of the Democratic Opposer know that it is the presence of "Mugabe" that is preventing the West from giving them Friendly White Money.
Le match devant opposer en mars prochain a Mbabane, la Tunisie au Swazilande, pour le compte de la deuxieme journee des eliminatoires de la Coupe d'Afrique des Nations (CAN-2019), a ete reporte a septembre 2018, selon le nouveau calendrier des eliminatoires annonce par la Confederation Afrciaine de Football (CAF) .
La reconduction est tacite et le titulaire ne peut s~y opposer.
En attendant le match retard qui devra opposer, demain a Saida, le MCS au Groupement sportif petroliers, le CRB Baraki a rejoint le GSP en tete du championnat Excellence de handball, suite a sa victoire arrachee samedi dernier a l'exterieur face au GS Boufarik (28-18).
According to news portal Elaph, Jamal also thanked his friends and family back home in Syria and appreciated their presence during his parents' funeral, which he was unable to attend due to the danger it poses on his life as a strong opposer of President Bashar Al Assad.
Les matches devant opposer le FUS Rabat au Moghreb de Fes (MAS), le Difaa d'El Jadida (DHJ) au Wydad de Casablanca (WAC) et le KAC Kenitra a l'AS FAR, en mise a jour de la 21e journee du Championnat national de premiere division de football (Pro-Elite 1), ont ete programmes pour les jeudi et vendredi prochain, annonce lundi la Federation royale marocaine de football (FRMF) sur son site internet.
Une fois achevee ce round de negociations, le processus du pacte pourra progresser et le Parlement europeen ne pourra alors s'y opposer pour des raisons politiques, a-t-il poursuivi.
Les Etats-Unis rejettent les efforts visant a denigrer les croyances religieuses des autres, et nous devons tous, de facon non equivoque, nous opposer a ce genre de violence insensee qui coute la vie a des fonctionnaires", a souligne M.
I AM utterly disgusted at Ivor Wynne Jones' article,but I am not surprised, since he is an ardent opposer of Welsh identity and a devotee of English rule.
How to deal with an opposer Don't waste time defending yourself.
Le coup d'envoi du dernier match comptant pour les eliminatoires de la coupe du monde FIFA Russie 2018 devant opposer notre Onze National a la selection libyenne, le samedi 11 novembre 2017 a Rades, a ete fixe a 18h30, annonce jeudi la federation tunisienne de football.
In asserting such a defense, an applicant argues that an opposer cannot be further injured because there already exists an injurious registration, and the additional registration does not add to the injury.
La 19e journee du championnat professionnel de Ligue 1 Mobilis, prevue ce week-end, sera marquee incontestablement par le choc devant opposer a Tizi Ouzou la JSK au CRB.
Le match de preparation qui devait opposer l'Egypte au Cameroun hier mardi a Alexandrie, a ete annule pour des raisons de securite, a indique lundi la Federation camerounaise de football (Fecafoot).
Cette 20e journee demarrera ce vendredi avec le match qui devra opposer l'AS FAR, en plein doute, au Widad Fes.