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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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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.
Summary: More than half of Britons are still opposed to the UK's military operations in Afghanistan, according to a poll.
PRINCETON, NJ -- An analysis of Gallup Poll data collected since the beginning of 2005 finds that among the major religious groups in the United States, Jewish Americans are the most strongly opposed to the Iraq war.
For the Department of Education, for instance, a cabinet-level department that conservatives had once rightly opposed on the grounds that schools should be locally controlled, federal spending more than doubled in five years, rising from $35.
Darrel Reid was declared unfit to hold a political post by MP Bill Graham, interim leader of the Federal Liberals, because Reid is an evangelical opposed to gay "marriage.
4975, the LWVUS opposed it and urged consideration of and support for strengthening amendments like the Shays-Meehan amendment to establish an Office of Public Integrity in Congress.
Conservative by Los Angeles standards, Zine has opposed the appointment of an American Civil Liberties Union leader to a homelessness panel and voted against a raise for a Department of Water and Power union, but backed job protections for grocery workers and pressed for affordable housing requirements in Warner Center.
believes that people opposed to his bill that would legalize partisan politicking by houses of worship aren't just misguided or wrong--they're "evil.
That's because Kerry, as a senator and as a candidate, has opposed many key industry issues, while his running mate, Sen.
While residents initially opposed the Morris relocation, through hard work and by stressing the importance of cooperating with the community, the company has been able to change the minds of residents who once opposed the facility.
The rule was supplemented in 1975 when Rule 702 introduced the admissibility of testimony relying on facts, data, principles and methods, as opposed to "general acceptance.
On the other hand, she's very much opposed to the aquarium because it would serve as an anchor for about 280,000 SF of retail space, and it would kill the aquarium in Coney Island.
A public opinion poll conducted by OraclePoll Research indicates a majority of Ontarians are opposed to a provincial proposal to have no upper limits on the size of some clearcuts.
In particular, they are opposed to any liberalizing of attitudes towards homosexuality.