antipode antipode

Definition(s):

  • (n) direct opposite

Usage(s):

  1. Meanwhile, Sarko faces a creeping collision with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, his exact antipode in Europe.
  2. For them the exercise of charity may be an automatic protection, an instantaneous striking back with the antipode of what strikes themkindness for cruelty, generosity for spite.

Quotes

  1. Maraniss noted that Obama eventually settled in Chicago, "the antipode of remote Honolulu, deep in the fold of the mainland. ...... Yet life circles back in strange ways, and in essence it is the promise of the place he left behind - the notion if...
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: David Maraniss Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

  2. "Music accepts comments from one voice to the other at all times and tolerates subversive accompaniments as a necessary antipode to leading voices," Barenboim writes.
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Daniel Barenboim Source: Times Online

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