• The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
    The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj oppositive expressing antithesis or opposition "the adversative conjunction `but' in `poor but happy'"
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The Tudor House, Opposite St Michael's Church, Southampton The Tudor House, Opposite St Michael's Church, Southampton

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system
    • a Oppositive Capable of being put in opposition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The left testicle usually hangs lower than the right for right-handed men. The opposite is true for lefties.
    • oppositive Opposing; contrasting or setting in opposition.
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.”
  • George Eliot
    “Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.”
  • Sholem Asch
    Sholem Asch
    “Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.”
  • William Blake
    “Opposition is true friendship.”
  • (Frederick II) Frederick The Great
    “I love opposition that has convictions.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. oppositif,. See Opposite


In literature:

A light went on in an upper window, sending a faint glow over the disorderly tiles of the roof of the shed opposite.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Man, neither by voice nor gesture, can express two opposite ideas on the same subject; this necessarily involves a resort to speech.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Upon the opposite side were beaver mounds.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Right ideas will win, no matter what the opposition to them.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
Opposite this ridge the Americans came out on cultivated ground, but all further progress was completely checked.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
ALLEGHA`NY (105), a manufacturing city in Pennsylvania, on the Ohio, opposite Pittsburg, of which it is a kind of suburb.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
What reasons did Otis give for his opposition to the writs of assistance?
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Rather late in the evening we cast anchor opposite a village of no note.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
By nature he was a man ever in opposition.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The opposite side of the river proved to be a smaller edition of the other.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Moral power is the opposite of violent or physical power.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
Do not let us dwell only on the oppositions and contradictions to earth.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
On an island opposite Mariensk is the trace of a fortification built by Stepanoff, a Russian adventurer who descended the Amoor in 1654.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
His room was only across the landing, his door just opposite.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
Other events now transpired which began to assuage his opposition to France.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The cavalry of Oleg, encountering no serious opposition, burnt and plundered all the neighboring regions.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Leaves entire, the lower often opposite.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Don Erminio and Wolf were opposite and Kit thought the captain's offer embarrassed the merchant.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
Then one or two horsemen advanced warily from the opposite party.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
Wherever there is life two opposite influences are invariably at work.
"Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther" by Walter Adeney

In poetry:

I, careless and gay,
Never mean what I say,
For my thoughts and my eyes
Look the opposite way!
"The Ancient Elf" by James Stephens
Love took chambers on our street
Opposite to mine;
On his door he tacked a neat,
Clearly lettered sign.
"Partners" by Ellis Parker Butler
"You are dark, and Maud is light;
I am dark; and it is said
Opposites are better wed;--
So I think I'm right."
"Perle Des Jardins" by Madison Julius Cawein
One summer's day a waggon stood
Just opposite his door;
An' th' childer all gaped raand as if
They'd ne'er seen one afoor.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
While far on the opposite side
Floats another shield on the tide,
Like a jewel set in the wide
Sea-current's eddying ring.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XXI. -- King Olaf's Deat" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rewards of debt, rewards of grace,
Are opposites in ev'ry case;
Yet sure I am they'll both agree
Most jointly in rewarding me.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

While the Magazine requires that the recollections be true, the Empress asks only the opposite.
Asked how well Canadian Anglicans worked with other faiths, Dr Elliott said two big rallying points were homelessness and opposition to gambling.
John McCain's vice-presidential pick, Alaska Gov Sarah Palin, is an evangelical Protestant with a strong record of opposition to abortion and an openness to teaching creationism in the public schools.
Iran's opposition Green Movement protested in force during the Shiite holiday Ashura a year ago.
The current Oregon football team is so predictably good, they've not only sucked the life out of doomed opposition, they've sucked the life out of their fans.
In 1934 he heard "Wozzeck" and planned to study with Berg, but opposition at home stopped him.
He rejects the notion that mosque opposition is based on bigotry.
The two mainstay grapes of Burgundy are truly a study of opposites.
Mayor Michael R Bloomberg reiterated his opposition to capital punishment yesterday, after Staten Island prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing two police officers.
A gaming application to build a $60 million Grand Lake casino that was fraught with opposition for years has been pulled off the table, according to a federal agency.
A plan to sell a Roman Catholic convent on Staten Island to a Muslim group for use as a mosque is faltering in the face of community opposition.
Daw Khin Kyi, widow of a Burmese independence leader and mother of an opposition leader, died today after a long illness, her family said.
BRUNSWICK — On Nov 6, three Town Council candidates and one School Board candidate will be elected without opposition.
Romney pushes opposition to " death tax " in Iowa.
I tend to do the opposite of what I am told.

In science:

It is noteworthy that in kaon correlation functions we could observe an opposite parity state – correlation functions with staggered fermions generically contain opposite parity states – with energy close to mπ + mK , i.e. the expected decay products of the opposite parity excited meson.
Light hadrons in 2+1 flavor lattice QCD
There are two conjugacy classes of reflections in this dihedral group – reflections in an axis passing through two opposite vertices of a hexagon, and those in an axis through the mid-points of opposite sides.
Langlands duality and G2 spectral curves
N++ − R · N+− |P B · P Y | · N++ + R · N+− where N is the number of π0 ’s measured in PHENIX from the colliding bunches with the same (++) and opposite (+−) helicities, and R is the relative luminosity between bunches with the same and opposite helicities.
Inclusive cross section and double helicity asymmetry for \pi^0 production in p+p collisions at sqrt(s)=200 GeV: Implications for the polarized gluon distribution in the proton
Rather than glue crossing disks straight across where L has a half–twist, glue a half crossing disk on one polyhedron to the opposite half crossing disk on the opposite polyhedron, inserting the half–twist.
Hyperbolic geometry of multiply twisted knots
Since G is generated by Q and the radical of the opposite parabolic, by replacing P by its opposite, we may assume that dim M Q ≤ (1/2)(dim M ), and so by the result for SL(3), dim H 2 (L, M Q ) ≤ (1/2) dim M .
Presentations of Finite Simple Groups: Profinite and Cohomological Approaches
In the approximation considered in the strings connecting the opposite poles comprise of dumbells of oppositely charged magnetic poles that replace each spin in the original system.
Comment on Magnetic Monopole Excitations in Spin Ice
The scaled results for the opposite sign are always negative indicating a strong correlation for opposite sign particles.
K/pi Fluctuations at Relativistic Energies
By the definition of shear coordinate, the only laminations which can make a contribution to the Y ’s (respectively, eY ’s) are those intersecting γ and two opposite sides of Q (respectively, ˜γ and two opposite sides of eQ).
Positivity for cluster algebras from surfaces
This yields two flows toward the lower pressure region from opposite direction bringing in both plasma and magnetic fields of opposite polarity.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
Note that two oppositely directed edges of the same sign in the subgraphs (e.g. between S1 and R2 ) combine to give a single undirected edge, while two oppositely directed edges with different signs (e.g. between R1 and S3 ) combine to give a pair of edges.
Graph-theoretic conditions for injectivity of functions on rectangular domains
Reidemeister moves. (Note that this is the parity defined by Manturov in .) Let p denote a pair of intersecting chords with opposite parity and let P denote the set of all interesecting chords with opposite parity.
Invariants from the Linking Number
Therefore, by (7.4), • the log-parameters of bσ ′ (∆i ) at Bi and its opposite edge in ∆i are ∓πi of those of bσ (∆i ), • the log-parameters of bσ ′ (∆i ) at Ti and its opposite edge in ∆i is ±πi of those of bσ (∆i ), • the log-parameter of bσ ′ (∆i ) at the edge [vw] is equal to that of bσ (∆i ).
Quandle homology and complex volume
For w ∈ W , let Xw denote the Schubert variety which is the closure of the Schubert cell BwB /B in G/B and let X w denote opposite Schubert variety which is the closure of the opposite Schubert cell B−wB /B in G/B .
Equivariant $K$-theory of flag varieties revisited and related results
Each vertex must be connected to exactly one other vertex by a smooth curve drawn in the interior of rectangle, connected pairs of vertices on opposite edges must lie on the same side of the wall, and connected pairs of vertices on the same edge must lie on opposite sides of the wall.
An orthogonal form for level two Hecke algebras with applications
When there is an interface on the opposite side of the stencil center-point from the coefficients being evaluated, the value of dxm to be used is equal to dxp for that opposite direction.
Cartesian Coordinate, Oblique Boundary, Finite Differences and Interpolation