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Definition of Against

Against

  1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
  2. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  3. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.
  4. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.

Against Quotations

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
John Wooden

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Miguel Angel Ruiz

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Against Translations

against in Afrikaans is jeens, teen
against in Danish is imod
against in Dutch is met, tegenaan, tegen, jegens
against in Finnish is vastaan
against in French is en retour, moyennant, contre
against in German is dagegen, wieder(um), ferner, gegen
against in Hungarian is ellen
against in Italian is in confronto, inverso, contro
against in Latin is adversus (prep. + acc.), in, contra, econtra
against in Portuguese is contra, de encontro
against in Spanish is en contra, hacia, contra

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