opposing opposing  /ə ˈpoʊ zɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) characterized by active hostility

Usage(s):

  1. But fearing the consequences of cheating is a far cry from opposing it because it's wrong.
  2. The key in opposing the stimulus, Cantor says, was offering a credible alternative.
  3. During the event, Barack Obama ignored his record of opposing middle class tax relief, opposing a competitive tax rate, and opposing a plan to incentivize new battery technology:.

News

  1. Coaching carousel blasted by Spoelstra, Popovich

    By Frank Pingue SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - It is no coincidence the opposing head coaches in this year's NBA Finals are among the longest serving in the game. In a job that offers little security, ongoing success on the court is one of the few ways to survive. Since the regular season finished in mid-April, a dozen head coaches have been fired, a statistic that does not sit comfortably with Miami's ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. NBA-Coaching carousel blasted by Spoelstra, Popovich

    By Frank Pingue SAN ANTONIO, June 14 (Reuters) - It is no coincidence the opposing head coaches in this year's NBA Finals are among the longest serving in the game. In a job that offers little security, ongoing success on the court is one of the few ways to survive. Since the regular season finished in mid-April, a dozen head coaches have been fired, a statistic that does not sit comfortably ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Breaking Down the Baltimore Ravens' New Look Pass Rush

    COMMENTARY | The Baltimore Ravens accumulated 37 sacks last season: an adequate number, but too often opposing passers had excessive time to find an open receiver. General manager Ozzie Newsome, never one to settle for mediocrity, made upgrading the pass rush a priority, and he's done just that. By adding Chris Canty and Elvis Dumervil, the Ravens have added the weapons needed to have a fearsome ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "Every peaceful nation in the region has an interest in opposing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions," Bush said. "To allow the world's leading sponsor of terror to gain the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future...
    on May 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  2. "There is no doubt in my mind that Barack Obama has the judgment and courage we need in a commander in chief when our nation's security is on the line," Richardson said. "He showed this judgment by opposing the Iraq war from the start, and he...
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Bill Richardson Source: Boston Globe

  3. "My favourite memory of Bob would be sitting down before a game, going over the opposing lineup and picking and choosing who would go first and if the goalie would be safe or not," Kocur said in a statement. "It was great to be able to go out...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Joe Kocur Source: msnbc.com

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