• WordNet 3.6
    • n opposer someone who offers opposition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all
    • n opposer ŏp*pōz"ẽr One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist; an adversary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1987, Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the first NHL goalie to score a goal. Actually, Ron Hextall was the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck towards the opposing team's net in 1987. Billy Smith was the first goalie credited with a goal in 1979 when his clearing pass hit an opposing skater and went into the other team's goal.
    • n opposer One who opposes; an opponent; an adversary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The football huddle started at Gallaudet University (the world's only accredited four-year liberal arts college for the deaf) in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their signed messages and intercepting their plays.
    • n Opposer one who opposes
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  • Mary Caroline Richards
    “Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.”
  • J. S. Habgood
    J. S. Habgood
    “Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Oppose not rage while rage is in its force, but give it way a while and let it waste.”
  • Ann Oakley
    Ann Oakley
    “Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “The true ideal is not opposed to the real but lies in it; and blessed are the eyes that find it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. ob, Fr. poser, to place.


In literature:

Richardson's candidacy, long foreshadowed, was seen to require an opposing nominee of unusual popularity.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
The wise oppose swelling ascetic power with ascetic austerities, so should force be opposed by force.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The Whigs opposed the annexation of Texas.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
But I am opposed to all railroads, the depot for which is an unprincipled speculator's pocket.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
It opposes and violates the commands of God, and is full of strife and pride.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
He always represents their cause as a cause of liberty, and all who oppose it as partisans of despotism.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It was veiled from him that many of those who ardently opposed him thought in those same terms.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Troup had been solicited to oppose him, but was loath to embark anew in political life.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Other English accounts state the number of guns actually opposed to the fleet at from two hundred and twenty to two hundred and thirty.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
With what success did they oppose him?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Yet I made one attempt more, and drafted a letter to Shepstone, intimating that I would oppose the annexation by force of arms, etc.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
They absolutely opposed any sort of co-operation with bourgeois parties of any kind, for any purpose whatever.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
The earls who had saved Hubert began to oppose the whole administration.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Dr. Witherspoon opposed every alteration of the article.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The German forces opposed to this first army consisted of five active army corps and a reserve corps.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Mr. Foote is opposed to all public discussion.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 7 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
I am opposed to compulsory immigration, or cooley or slave immigration.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
All this was opposed by the Democratic party; opposed with a bitterness, compared to which ordinary malice is sweet.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Political" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Everywhere and at all times, it has opposed the liberty of thought and expression.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Do you wonder that the priests oppose our school system?
"Christianity and Modern Thought" by Various

In poetry:

Of these their masters some were dead,
And prisoners some, but all were foes,
Who from their slaves and homes had fled,
The Union forces to oppose.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
One who will meek-ey'd Mercy's laws
Oppose to Rigour's doubtful rule ...
Nor quit the hapless Culprit's cause,
Though sterner Judgements deem him fool.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
"When right opposes wrong, shall evil win?
Nay, never--but the year of God is long,
And you are weary, rest ye now in peace,
For so He giveth His beloved sleep."
"Gloria The True" by Marietta Holley
He must be God, and for his might ador'd,
E'er He can stay the fury of the Lord,
And rescue thee from Satan, and the foes
Of ev'ry sort, that wou'd thy bliss oppose.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
Thy parents, as Tobias did, revere,
And, whilst they live, ne'er their commands oppose;
When dead, their bodies decently interr,
For that's a duty ev'ry Christian owes!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
But where firm bodies thy free course oppose,
Gently thy source the land o'erflows,
Takes there possession, and does make
Of colors mingled, light, a thick and standing lake.
"Hymn. To Light" by Abraham Cowley

In news:

That's about $1 million more than he's spent opposing Proposition 30, Gov Jerry Brown's proposed tax hike.
It's a video of a basketball player that gets a rebound after an opposing team has taken a foul shot, he then tries to make a basket after the rebound.
A Dominican student walked out of hall after the debate saying: "I don't know how much debating was going on as opposed to bickering .".
Are You a Bigot If You Oppose Gay Marriage.
Windsor council opposes closing of Buckhorn Drive.
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Neighbors oppose Buzzy 's Taxi site.
Mayor opposes Metro service cuts in areas where buses have been attacked with rocks.
Group walks from Tuba City to Window Rock opposing Confluence project.
No matter how overwhelmingly the scientific community may back a research study, naysayers can always find a scientist to support the opposing view on issues ranging from tobacco smoke to global warming.
Anderson County Council man Francis Crowder talks with opposing candidate Jeff Ricketson at the Anderson Civic Center.
The Middlesex Chamber of Commerce was among those opposing the project, according to meeting minutes.
Opposes European Plan to Cut Aircraft Emissions.
Federal Agencies Oppose DC Law.
Republicans will oppose healthcare law as "the largest tax increase in history".

In science:

As stated above, accurately quantifying the effect of using solar-scaled as opposed to C-enhanced model atmospheres in abundance analyses of CEMP stars is challenging.
Carbon Abundances of Three Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars from High-Resolution Gemini-S/bHROS Spectra of the 8727A [C I] Line
They also noted the role of turbulence in facilitating the interplay of opposing interactions.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Phyllotactic patterns are produced when the sequential accretion/deposition or appearance/growth of elements, is governed by an energy-minimized optimization of the main opposing forces: largest available space vs repulsive interactions.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
The collection of peers who receive content remains constant. This is due to the entire southbound set having been saturated, but not within the range of the bidirectional regular range of the opposing set.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
This polynomial quantifies the way in which the trivial action of one quandle element on another is distributed throughout the quandle as opposed to concentrated in a single identity element as in a group.
On rack polynomials
We have also seen that improving bench alignement (to within < 10 arcsec as opposed to the previous < 3 arcmin) may help reduce polarisation mismatch, greatly facilitating flux balancing of the two interferometer arms.
Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report
We take the latter to be a soft link (as opposed to the usual hard constraint of vulcanization theory).
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
This is not immediate in the Ising case, since there is not currently a direct proof of RSW for critical FK percolation (as opposed to the independent percolation case).
Ising (Conformal) Fields and Cluster Area Measures
The former refers to the deceleration of a stellar wind by the radiative flux from the opposing star prior to reaching the WCR, whereas the latter refers to the reduction of the net rate of acceleration of a stellar wind due to the opposing radiation field.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
At e = 0.95 there is no stable balance between the winds at periastron, which is indicated by the lack of an intersection between the ram pressure curves for the winds with opposing gradients.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
The top panel shows whether a stable momentum balance can be achieved (indicated when an intersection occurs with opposing gradients, see Fig. 2 of Stevens et al. 1992).
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
The short distance behavior of the interaction is random and we show, as would be expected on physical grounds, that it is dominated by the precise value of the dielectric constants at the two opposing slab faces.
Thermal Casimir effect between random layered dielectrics
Figure 1 shows the periodic orbit labeled AB , which resides on the attractor. A great advantage of computing such orbits, as opposed to arbitrary tra jectories, is that the computations take on a definite character that makes it possible to report them precisely.
Complex Singularities and the Lorenz Attractor
Normally, the channel encoding is performed in finite Galois fields as opposed to real/complex fields; The reason is the simplicity of logic circuit implementation and insensitivity to the pattern of errors.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
Thus, networks with a regular structure, as opposed to random networks, promote stability.
Stability and dynamical properties of material flow systems on random networks