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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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According to the survey, 54 percent oppose the measure, while 46 percent favor it.
Oppose any proposal that would offset payments of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or any other federal benefits by the amount of VA compensation.
A recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that 65 percent of Americans oppose the type of church-based politicking that Jones' bill would allow.
More than half of New Hampshire's school districts oppose yet another unfunded mandate from the feds.
But Greenwich Village residents oppose big box stores because they will take away space from playing fields for their children, while Brooklyn borough officials grumble about the aquarium competing with the one at Coney Island.
1) Regardless of whether the sites favor medical abortion (15 sites), oppose it (16) or take no obvious stance (nine), fewer than four in five note an author's name, fewer than three in five state an academic or professional affiliation, and no more than half provide references for the information they present.
In a random survey of 625 Ontarians, conducted in September, 92 per cent oppose a Ministry of Natural Resources proposal for larger clearcuts.
One need not be an incurable cynic to suspect that campaign contributions induce politicians to support policies they would otherwise oppose.
There are also some conservatives who still oppose the ordination of women.
While the finding is surprising on one level, the authors say, it is consistent with the view that there is a liberal reason to oppose affirmative action--a moral opposition to unequal treatment based on race.
Since the armed forces had a disproportionate number of people from lower-income backgrounds, students at the less-prestigious universities were more likely to know someone at risk and thus more likely to oppose the conflict.
As far as the Snake River Alliance being an opposing force, if our government makes bad decisions, we will oppose them," says Anita McCann, a longtime board member of the Alliance who lives in Ketchum.
The bishops made it clear that they did not endorse or oppose candidates for political offices.
By 58 percent to 34 percent, all voters oppose the coalition's call for a Religious Equality Amendment.