Definition of Against:

part of speech: preposition

In opposition to.

Usage examples:

  • We can't say it was Richard against Peter. Payne Erskine in "The Eye of Dread".
  • Withero was leaning against the table. Alexander Irvine in "My Lady of the Chimney Corner".
  • Alexander was against it. Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • Then that is another point against you. Pauline Lester in "Marjorie Dean High School Freshman".

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