over against

over against
preposition
: as opposed to : in contrast with

the failure of Christianity over against Islam in successive ages — British Book News

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over against
Opposite
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Main Entry:over

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over against phrase
used when you are comparing two things or ideas and emphasizing the difference

I was impressed by Leonard’s confidence and certainty over against his brother’s weakness and hesitation.

Thesaurus: ways of comparing thingssynonym
Main entry: over

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adjacent to

over against the wall

in contrast with

over against heaven is hell

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over against — see over, 2
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Main Entry:against
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over against
— used to describe things that are being compared or that are somehow opposed to each other

comparing the results of one method over against another

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Main Entry:over

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over against
see over adv. 7 b.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Over against — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • over against — ► over against 1) adjacent to. 2) in contrast with. Main Entry: ↑over …   English terms dictionary

  • over against — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • over against — used when you are comparing two things or ideas and emphasizing the difference I was impressed by Leonard s confidence and certainty over against his brother s weakness and hesitation …   English dictionary

  • over against something — over against sth idiom in contrast with sth Main entry: ↑overidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • over against — 1》 adjacent to. 2》 in contrast with. → over …   English new terms dictionary

  • over against — preposition Date: 1517 as opposed to ; in contrast with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • over against — Opposite, in front …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • over against — idi in contrast with …   From formal English to slang

  • over — ► PREPOSITION 1) extending upwards from or above. 2) above so as to cover or protect. 3) expressing movement or a route across. 4) beyond and falling or hanging from. 5) expressing duration. 6) at a higher level, layer, or intensity than. 7) …   English terms dictionary

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