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Related to over against: over and above
Compared to or contrasted with; opposed to. Over against the crazy amount of hours Stephen has to work, I feel like I have a pretty cushy number with my job. Our country actually has quite a low unemployment rate per capita over against the rest of Europe.
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As opposed to, contrasted with, as in Over against the Smiths, the Johnsons were well off. [c. 1500]
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As opposed to; contrasted with.
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