in opposition


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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.
See also: opposition
References in classic literature ?
You wouldn't put yourself in opposition to the interests of your husband and child, would you?
But one who, in opposition to the people, becomes a prince by the favour of the nobles, ought, above everything, to seek to win the people over to himself, and this he may easily do if he takes them under his protection.
It was as though there were something in this which she could not or would not face, as though directly she began to speak of this, she, the real Anna, retreated somehow into herself, and another strange and unaccountable woman came out, whom he did not love, and whom he feared, and who was in opposition to him.
It follows, then, considering the position which she occupies in opposition when full, that she is nearer to the sun by twice her distance from the earth; and that distance may be estimated at the two-hundredth part of that which separates the sun from the earth, or in round numbers 400,000 miles.
Whoever wins, I hope they are in opposition for at least the next 10 years.
6) Although they received no official support from the institutional Catholic Church, CPFers considered themselves upstanding Catholics and conceived of their organization not as one in opposition to the established Church, but as a place where ordinary Catholics could work for peace within a Catholic context.
to New York City, in opposition to America's war against terrorism.
At the end of 1999, the American people fully woke from their quarter-century of sleep and took to the streets of Seattle, Washington, in opposition to the WTO.
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.
The poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in conjunction with the Harvard University Department of Health Policy, found that 38 percent of those surveyed favor the initiative, as compared to 34 percent in opposition.
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.