• The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
    The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv oppositely in an opposite position
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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: Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
    • adv Oppositely In a situation to face each other; in an opposite manner or direction; adversely. "Winds from all quarters oppositely blow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system
    • oppositely In an opposite or adverse manner; in front; in a situation facing each other; adversely; contrarily.
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  • Sholem Asch
    Sholem Asch
    “Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.”
  • William Blake
    “Opposition is true friendship.”
  • (Frederick II) Frederick The Great
    “I love opposition that has convictions.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    “I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I like the role.”
  • Gersonides
    “A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.”
  • Franz Kafka
    “In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.”


In literature:

The external organs of hearing are two in number, and placed on opposite sides of the head.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
To the opposite party he had, of course, become particularly unacceptable.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Their style is just the opposite of everything that can instruct, attract, command.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
These reasons were of themselves convincing, and were sure of meeting with no opposition when they came from the mouth of the cardinal.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary" by David Hume
Monmouth passed the bridge without opposition, and drew up his forces opposite to the enemy.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
Their landing was to have taken place on the North-west coast of the Southern part of the Peninsula, opposite Kilid Bahr.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
Had Rationalism begun by laying down its platform and planning the work of proof, the forces of the opposition might have been organized.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
In severe debates he never took upon himself the brunt of opposition oratory.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
There is a mode of preventing the absence, or the opposition of members, from defeating favorite schemes.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
It is hardly necessary to say that the forces exerted by the two ends of any one member must be equal and opposite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various

In poetry:

I went to Bommel to see the bridge.
I saw the new bridge. Two opposite sides
that in the past appeared to avoid each other,
are again neighbors. In but the few moments
"The Mother The Woman" by Martinus Nijhoff
From opposite far shores fate bid us start,
We knew not whither and we cared not then--
And shall we meet? Or shall we drift apart?
Or meet and part, never to meet again?
"The Sentamentalist" by Thomas MacDonagh
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
And yet, as I told you, there's only that fly
Buzzing round in the pane, and a bit of blue sky,
And the girl in the opposite window, that I
Look at when SHE looks from HER window.
"What Miss Edith Saw From Her Window" by Francis Bret Harte
Whether it is interesting or the usual grind.
Always try to bring it a freshness of the mind….Work can be enjoyable or just the
opposite. It will all depend upon the way you
think of it.
"The Way You Think" by Patience Strong
Like a stranger who droops on a brink and deplores,
With famishing hands and frost in the feet,
For the laughter alive on the opposite shores
With the fervour of fire and the wind of the wheat.
"Cui Bono?" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Tine Klint, managing director of Copenhagen-based sales house LevelK, said, "The film follows Ronal, a real wuss -- the polar opposite of all the muscular barbarians in his village".
She also spoke in opposition to a bill keeping private the names of Oregonians who hold concealed weapons permits.
Pete Townshend and Towser, 1971, Pete's garden, opposite Eel Pie.
Cedar Hill at 3712 Broadway in Bartlett is proposed for a bed and breakfast and wedding chapel, a plan that has drawn opposition for potential traffic and noise.
CDOT acknowledged opposition from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments and residents of Black Forest .
At least 50 people have died in Syria on Thursday, an opposition group says.
Seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting in opposition to Attorney General Alberto R Gonzales, who again said he will stay in office.
The glammy and infinitely stylish 'Better Than I Know Myself' singer has gone rogue and to the complete opposite end of the style spectrum, bleaching his hair platinum blond .
I've spent the last several days in Bahrain, meeting with both government officials and members of the opposition.
Yukio Hatoyama, leader of Japan's main opposition Democratic Party of Japan, walks by his campaign poster with a smile on his face after a press briefing at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Adam Kennedy looked left, squared his footing in the pocket and fired down the opposite sideline of Merlin Olsen Field.
Much opposition to wind power appears to be based on the belief that it is an ineffective technology, inefficient or unreliable.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Soldiers arrested an opposition governor Tuesday on suspicion of directing a massacre of government supporters, as Bolivia's political crisis prompted the United States to evacuate its Peace Corps volunteers.
A car bomb exploded near a police headquarters in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, state media and opposition activists said.
He's been unwavering so far in his opposition to including any kind of public option in the healthcare reform bill.

In science:

This SO(2) ≃ U (1) is a chiral symmetry in that the hyper fermions, which have opposite chirality, carry opposite charges under it.
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
Under this new condition, and once a radical combines with a new monomer in the opposite region, it turns into the opposite species (A radical becomes B radical and B radical becomes A radical).
Polymer chain generation for coarse-grained models using radical-like polymerization
B− is the opposite Borel, and the Pi are the opposite minimal parabolics.
Positivity and Kleiman transversality in equivariant K-theory of homogeneous spaces
Hit fibers that were located on the opposite side of the decay vertex with respect to the outgoing track were classified as “opposite-side pion” fibers and were possibly due to K + decays with multiple charged particles or a photon conversion.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
Note that the octagon has two different types of symmetry axes: those joining opposite vertices and those joining the middle of opposite edges.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception