Opposit

Definitions

  • The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
    The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Opposit to negative
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Tudor House, Opposite St Michael's Church, Southampton The Tudor House, Opposite St Michael's Church, Southampton
OPPOSITE A CORNER IN AN OLD SECTION OPPOSITE A CORNER IN AN OLD SECTION
GARDEN AT MOUNT PLEASANT, OPPOSITE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA GARDEN AT MOUNT PLEASANT, OPPOSITE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Quotations

  • Horace
    Horace
    “While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.”
  • Rollo May
    Rollo May
    “Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.”
  • Brian Hwang
    Brian Hwang
    “The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.”
  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “Opposition is true friendship.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor%20Roosevelt
    “I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I like the role.”
  • Gersonides
    Gersonides
    “A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.”

Usage

In literature:

But this struggle between opposite motives does not obliterate our sensation of choice.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Wilson and Treitschke are at opposite poles.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
In process of time the Opposition frequently became the controlling power in the House.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Paul is hidden in a thick undergrowth of bushes, nearly opposite the point in the lake where Alice Webster had sunk from sight.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The colony was on the opposite side of the water.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Such, however, had long before been the tactics of opposition, and such, we are afraid, they are likely to remain.
"Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)" by Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
So crowning a king arouses opposition, if there be opposition.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
There is one standing under a tree, but not in the place of which Jessie has spoken; he is on the opposite side of the street.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
As they came toward the encampment from an opposite direction, Carlos and his companion were not for a while seen.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Nor can I admit that woman may with propriety be seen and heard at Public Meetings, mingling with the opposite sex.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
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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
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
In fears I spend my vital breath,
In doubts I waste my passing years!
Yet still the life I live is faith,
The opposite of doubts and fears.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Over Life's river the shadows are creeping,
Dim and unknown is the opposite shore,
But in the fatherland some are still keeping
Lights in the window and watch at the door.
"The Call Of The Blood" by John Lawson Stoddard
Strange and mysterious is my life,
What opposites I feel within!
A stable peace, a constant strife,
The rule of grace, the pow'r of sin:
Too often I am captive led,
Yet daily triumph in my Head.
"The Inward Warfare" by John Newton
Ken ye how to gain a Whig, Aikendrum, Aikendrum
Ken ye how to gain a Whig, Aikendrum
Look Jolly, blythe and big, take his ain blest side and prig,
And the poor, worm-eaten Whig, Aikendrum, Aikendrum
For opposition's sake you will win!
"Aikendrum" by James Hogg

In news:

Duo eyeing roles opposite Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari.
The cold war between LGBT people and fast-food chain Chick-fil-A became a battle royal after company president Dan Cathy admitted his opposition to same-sex marriage in July.
Two young men who were once "like brothers" are now on opposite sides at the trial involving the 2007 shooting death of package store owner Jared Silva.
LOS ANGELES — A nationally known professional tennis referee charged with the coffee-cup killing of her husband gave police a DNA sample Wednesday after dropping her opposition to the procedure.
The Syrian Opposition has been fragmented, but this month its factions reached a new understanding and appointed a leader.
The last time Delaware Valley played Summit, on opening day in 2000, coach Mike Columbo was on the opposite sideline.
In an interview with reporters, Gen James F Amos, talks about his opposition to the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell".
Ethiopia to Accelerate Land Commercialization Amid Opposition.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, arrives at a hotel to meet with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov 4, 2012.
They have done so at public charrettes and meetings and have posted yard signs expressing their opposition to the project.
Georgia's parliamentary elections, setting President Mikheil Saakashvili's party against opposition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, are the most hotly contested in the country's modern era.
Veteran opposition politician and presidential candidate Etienne Tshisekedi proclaimed himself president, and ordered his supporters to stage jailbreaks to free their detained colleagues.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has restated his opposition to the death penalty in an analysis in the New York Review of Books.
(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY They say opposites attract, but I'm pretty sure the opposite is also true, as in birds of a feather flock together.
DiMaria's proposal sparked strong opposition from Commerce Drive businesses and others.
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In science:

So we have an opposite inequality of multiplicities.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The spins on two opposite boundaries of the lattices, z = 1 and z = L, are fixed and have opposite signs so that an interface must exist in the lattice.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
Tegmark’s interpretation of the final state as containing two definite but opposite sub jective states correlated with the ob ject state has no basis in the formalism.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
The twist field σ+ serves as a boundary changing operator from the p′ -brane to the p-brane and the anti-twist field σ− acts in the opposite way .
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
Since x2 after the T-duality is a magnetic coordinate, R′E scales oppositely to RE .
Open Branes in Space-Time Non-Commutative Little String Theory
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