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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

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

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

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Abraham Lincoln

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
Albert Einstein
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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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