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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 (someone or something)

Having a contrary opinion or stance to someone or something; standing or working against someone or something. Our civil rights group is opposed to these corporations who plan to move in and destroy local business. Our administration is vehemently opposed to any deal that gives them access to nuclear armaments.
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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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We have opposed this Bill in the past, still oppose it and will continue opposing in future as well," said Rajak who was appointed industry minister in the recent cabinet expansion of the Nitish Kumar government.
'Any leader opposed to fighting for better maize prices should not expect any votes from the farmer,' Kutuny said.
Also, more than half of respondents opposed eliminating funding for programs that help farmers maintain environmental quality, and a majority supported more oversight on industrial animal farms.
"There aren't too many people who remain somewhat opposed or somewhat supportive," said Daron Shaw, co-director of the poll and a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin.
PTI legislator Ali Mohammad Khan also opposed the bill and said the government could use it against the opposition if it was passed in the present form.
According to sources, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had opposed the government bid to dilute the RTI Act as it could have fuelled a campaign by civil society to oppose the move.
"The Scottish Government is opposed to Trident, the Scottish Trades Union Congress is opposed to Trident, the Church of Scotland is opposed, the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is opposed, the Episcopal Church in Scotland is opposed, the Muslim Association of Scotland is opposed and the public of Scotland, most impo tantly, is also overwhelmingly opposed to the renewal of Trident."
By SARAh STAck JUDGES have never opposed a referendum to cut their pay, the country's top law woman claimed yesterday.
With respect to one of the more contentious issues being debated -- whether the plan should include a government-run insurance plan to compete with private providers (a so-called public option) -- Americans are about evenly split, with 50% in favor and 46% opposed.
Byline: More than half of Britons are still opposed to the UK's military operations in Afghanistan, according to a poll.
They also made many inverted V-type engines, single crank, but they were not of the opposed type.
IT is with no surprise that I have read that Liverpool city council has opposed the Kirkby redevelopment and the proposal by Everton FC for new houses on its old training ground, Bellefield.
They were then provided brief arguments, both pro and con on the measure, and then asked whether they favored or opposed the proposal.
Though he opposed a federal ban on same-sex marriage, he also opposed LGBT inclusion in hate-crimes laws and maintains that heterosexual marriage deserves special status.
In election reform, the LWVUS successfully opposed an attempt by Congress to manipulate the voting process by discriminating against legal voters and discouraging voter participation.