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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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References in classic literature ?
The Owenites in England, and the Fourierists in France, respectively, oppose the Chartists and the Reformistes.
After being known to oppose the scheme from the beginning, there is absurdity in the face of my joining them now, when they are exceeding their first plan in every respect; but I can think of no other alternative.
Burke, therefore, very soon began to oppose the whole movement with all his might.
One hears -- one hears such dreadful stories about those who oppose the Prophet: something terrible always happens to them.
Supports some gay rights, opposes a federal ban on same-sex marriage and lived with an affluent gay couple in New York's upper east side during his divorce proceedings.
These data show that the average American Jew -- even those who are Republicans and may support the Bush administration on other matters -- opposes the war.
Poochigian said he supports the death penalty because he believes it is a crime deterrent and said he opposes recent efforts for a temporary moratorium because he believes the state's lengthy appeals process is adequate.
A majority of the American people also opposes the measure.
Kerry opposes jury award caps, saying they benefit only insurance companies.
Senator Kerry opposes the death penalty and supports banning assault weapons.
Opposes HB 315, as filed, which provides for unequal distribution of marital assets and liabilities when one spouse forges or intentionally uses the unauthorized signature of the other spouse.
Cuomo strongly opposes the death penalty, which was highly popular in his state.
In particular, the AICPA opposes the elimination of cross-testing, in which a complex set of rules to test for discrimination in defined-benefit plans also are used for defined-contribution plans.
NAR opposes the recent approvals by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency granting three banks approval to build hotels, mixed use projects and windmill energy farms.