Phrases with "opposed"

George Gissing Ada opposed this, and in a manner which proved her in earnest. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope Cato opposed it, and wrote a letter to Cicero explaining his motives — upon high republican principles. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Joseph Furphy Then you will have some idea of the annalist’s stern veracity as opposed to the mere expediency of the novelist. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Henry Handel Richardson She had, it seemed, opposed the idea of moving to Ballarat — that was all in her favour, said Mary — and came primed to detect a snub or a slight at every turn. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Do not be alarmed at this request, which contains nothing in any way opposed to the profound respect with which I subscribe myself, etc. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

John Galsworthy There she went on her high horse! Something deeply just within him was offended, but something sagacious knew that if he opposed her, the situation would become impossible. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassan Your mother and I are not opposed to this marriage, but we would not seek to influence you. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Both Mrs. Burton and I want a medicine of rest and roast beef as opposed to rosbif. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Leslie Stephen He opposed their demand for political equality as fiercely in the last as in his first political utterances. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Sir Walter Scott This was a necessary precaution, in order to secure equality betwixt the two bodies who should be opposed to each other. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Benjamin Disraeli When the Whigs obtained power in 1830, they found the three estates of the realm opposed to them, and the Government, therefore, could not proceed. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Olaf Stapledon Similarly unverifiable and meaningless is the statement that reality, as opposed to mere appearance, is timeless. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

G. K. Chesterton The most urgent and hygienic changes were opposed by many on the ground that it was not safe for her to leave her sofa and her sombre room. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Olaf Stapledon What is opposed to liberty, says the Marxist, is not social relations as such but the bad social relations imposed by an unsound and unjust social system. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Kenneth Grahame The ideal as opposed to the real man was what we meant, only we were not acquainted with the phrase. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

D. H. Lawrence For, as time went on, she never opposed her husband in word or deed. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain And not merely hard to believe it, but impossible; it is opposed to all your notions. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope And his father would daily expect from him a declaration exactly opposed to that which he had to make. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang The theory of Mr. Child is opposed to our whole knowledge of ballad literature, of its age, decadence (about 1620–1700), and decease (in the old kind) as a popular art. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope She knew that her mother must be appeased, and her sister must be opposed — but neither to her mother nor to her sister was given the depth of her thoughts. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

No one knew what he lived on, or if he ever ate, as opposed to drinking. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

George Gissing Malkin was strongly opposed to a religious marriage; he wished the wedding to be at a registrar’s office, and had obtained Bella’s consent to this, but Mrs. Jacox would not hear of such a thing. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

It was one of the sixty-four towns of Gaul that, under Vercingetorix, opposed the conquest of Caesar; and to it, in 1870, the French Government retired when the Germans marched on the capital. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Edith Wharton Not one of the men who approached her passed beyond the friendly barrier she had opposed to me. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Marie Corelli For a lie is opposed to the working forces of Nature, and those forces sooner or later will attack it and overcome it. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

He would have exiled fifty Madame de Staëls, if, they had annoyed, offended, outrivalled, or opposed him. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Sigmund Freud One should not forget that in the work of interpretation one is opposed by the psychic forces that are responsible for the distortion of the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Elio You did not feel how impossible it is for us to judge rightly of God’s dealings, and you opposed yourself to his will. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Willa Cather They had always been directly opposed in matters of university policy, until it had almost become a part of their professional duties to outwit and cramp each other. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Anthony Trollope One Hirrus opposed it also, but in silence, having intended to allege that the numbers slain by Cicero in his battles were not sufficient to justify a supplication. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

T. E. Lawrence We marched until the early sun, very trying to those who had ridden all night, opposed us. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope That turning of Cæsar into a god was opposed to every feeling of his heart, both, as to men and as to gods. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Jeremy Bentham Hardiness, even in the sense in which it is opposed to the action of mechanical causes, is distinguishable from strength. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anthony Trollope He did not doubt but that Mrs Finn would be opposed to him. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

He is the ‘Agíd of the tribe, the African “Captain of War;” as opposed to the civil authority, the Shayhk, and to the judicial, the Kázi. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

It opposed him, and buffeted him at every turn; but he held listlessly on his way. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Wilkie Collins The opinion of another Scottish lawyer (in Glasgow) is, to my certain knowledge, opposed to it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Charles Dickens It’s opposed to my orders to hold the gate open. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Meredith Both she and the prince, she said, had spared no effort to get him reinstated in his rank; but his uncle continually opposed the endeavours of all his friends to serve him. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

M. P. Shiel And what I do not understand is that you, who love her so much, and love me, too, should be opposed to her going with me. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

It is his misfortune that in Mr Carlyle he was fated to be opposed by an even subtler brain——” “No, no! Really, Max!” protested the embarrassed gentleman. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Louisa May Alcott Inclination as well as perversity made the decision easy, and being already much excited, Meg opposed the old lady with unusual spirit. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

To this the Western party strongly opposed themselves. The Island of Anarchy by E.W [1887]

Anthony Trollope We are told that Bibulus was popular when he opposed Cæsar. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Theodore Dreiser She was twenty-four as opposed to Frank’s nineteen, but still young enough in her thoughts and looks to appear of his own age. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

William Hope Hodgson Some immutable power is opposed to my will, and I go slowly forward, unwilling and resistant. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Ivan Ilyitch took his dinner napkin and wiped it himself, but this immediately struck him himself as so incongruous, so opposed to all common sense, that he sank into silence and began wondering. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Anthony Trollope Mild as she was by nature, it made her a tigress to those who opposed it. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser It may be that he isn’t as opposed to me as he thinks he is. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Guy de Maupassant She opposed this arrangement, at first; but, after much persuasion, finally consented, to the infinite delight of her husband. The False Gems (Les Bijoux) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Anthony Trollope Murder! Did any one who attempted to deter us by the use of foul language, bethink himself that murder, to be murder, must be opposed to the law? This thing was to be done by the law. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

T. E. Lawrence I had not his light confidence in our being strong enough to dispense with small allies; so I said shortly that my opinions were opposed to his. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

John Galsworthy But if he opposed her, he didn’t know what she would do; for all he could tell she might want to take up a profession, become a doctor or solicitor, some nonsense. To Let by John Galsworthy

Sir Walter Scott To Waverley’s further inquiries, the servant opposed the impenetrable barrier of real or affected ignorance and stupidity. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Olaf Stapledon In the modern world the saints and the revolutionaries are often opposed to one another. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

They moved gently over the storm; they moved as if in dancing ritual they answered the dancing monstrosities that opposed them. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Sigmund Freud But it is in his criticism of the sources of dreams that Robert is most flatly opposed to the prevailing theory. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope Cruel! She had told him that he would be cruel, if he opposed her love. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser For think as he would, these two women were now persistently opposed in his consciousness. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope His father never opposed him on any subject whatever; and would, he was sure, consent to any match he might propose. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He had no less than 312 votes, as opposed to 297, and though threatened with the pains and penalties of a petition, he was not a little elated by his success. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

On the other hand he was able to exercise a remarkable influence over men ecclesiastically, and in some respects religiously, most strongly opposed to him. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry James She could never rid herself of the sense that unhappiness was a state of disease — of suffering as opposed to doing. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Ivan Turgenev It was a strange feverish time, a sort of chaos, in which the most violently opposed feelings, thoughts, suspicions, hopes, joys, and sufferings, whirled together in a kind of hurricane. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

They are people who declare themselves vehemently opposed to humbug — fine, liberal fellows, clear-sighted, yet frank. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Though siding with the Parliament in the Civil War, he opposed the execution of the King and the assumption of supreme power by Cromwell. During the war he served with the army as a chaplain. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood, always the man of action as opposed to nervous cogitation, braced up on the instant like taut wire. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Mark Twain I ain’t opposed to spending money on circuses when there ain’t no other way, but there ain’t no use in WASTING it on them. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells I didn’t know how definitely existing patriotisms were opposed to the beginnings of an international consciousness. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

George Meredith I am opposed to delays, and I will not have a breach of faith committed by daughter of mine. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Marie Corelli Her powers of affection are intellectually and evenly balanced — and she could not be otherwise than faithful because her whole nature is opposed to infidelity. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Ralph Waldo Emerson England, the centre of capital, and Rome and Austria, centres of tradition and genealogy, opposed him. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

She had never opposed him before. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Anthony Trollope The barristers themselves who are opposed to him, at any rate, the juniors, are doomed to bear the withering force of his caustic remarks. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Most of the officers were accordingly opposed to granting a request, the compliance with which must still further impair their diminished strength. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

John Stuart Mill A time, however, came in the progress of human affairs, when men ceased to think it a necessity of nature that their governors should be an independent power, opposed in interest to themselves. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Anthony Trollope Sir John liked Bagwax, though he was generally opposed to zealous co-operators. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker Abd-el-Mulek opposed his 18,000 Portuguese with 55,000 Moors, (of whom 36,000 were horsemen) and with three times his number of cannon. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

By showing himself opposed to her engagement with Val, he might have hurried her into rebellion, and an immediate marriage. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope As it is we must be opposed to each other. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I don’t think he had any very clear idea what he meant, for he was strongly opposed to anything that suggested war, but it was a fine chance for ‘uplift’ writing. The Last Crusade by John Buchan

Edith Wharton The Pursues will never forgive Leila for leaving Horace. Why, his mother opposed his marrying her because of — of me. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

Statements like Marshal Petain was a true patriot, The Soviet Press is the freest in the world, The Catholic Church is opposed to persecution, are almost always made with intent to deceive. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope He was always opposed to Cæsar, whose genius and whose spirit were opposed to his own. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Perhaps it gave him more confidence in his own judgment, seeing that their ideas on this case had been opposed from the start. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope That it would be well for him to become a married man, looking merely to the state of life as opposed to his present state, he had fully resolved. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

On the contrary, he opposed their landing with all the forces that could be collected on so sudden an emergency. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Robert Green Ingersoll In short, Christianity has always opposed every forward movement of the human race. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Charles Dickens It secured peace between England and France for a quarter of a century; but it was strongly opposed to the prejudices of the English people. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

William Godwin The audacity with which he opposed the claims of Henry, and the unheard-of severity with which he treated him at the fortress of Canosa, are to be referred to the same feature of character. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Guy de Maupassant He opposed it with the obstinacy of a deaf man, with a violent obstinacy. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Arthur Machen I have always been firmly opposed myself to any partnership between physiology and psychology. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope Indeed, a time was quickly coming in which such payments were out of the question, and Dolabella soon took a side altogether opposed to the Republic — for which he cared nothing. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Using his faculties as president of the republic, he will cause the firing to cease on the part of the troops opposed to the citizen Urrea; who on his side will do the same. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Meredith Besides, the clouded mind was opposed to her receiving impressions. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Gissing The pieties of kindred were as strong in her as in any heart that ever beat, but respect for them Could not constrain her to a course which opposed that higher injunction. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

John Ruskin Bacon’s interpretation, “the Sirens, or pleasures,” which has become universal since his time, is opposed alike to Plato’s meaning and Homer’s. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Those who are opposed to this institution, are so on the plea that it encourages and facilitates vice. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

For that he took Nature for generation, and that this is his meaning, he has himself declared, when he opposed Nature to death. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Charles Dickens Mr. E. S. Baker was nominated and supported by Mr. Arndt. This nomination was opposed by Vinyard, who wanted the appointment to vest in his own brother. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

That evening Squealer explained privately to the other animals that Napoleon had never in reality been opposed to the windmill. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

A young, inclined shoot (the plant being in the greenhouse) made a large circle opposed to the course of the sun in 4 hrs. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

George Meredith But he as little as any member of the Romfrey blood was framed to let the word no stand quietly opposed to him. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Edmund Burke For deformity is opposed not to beauty, but to the complete common form. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Henry James They’re extremely different — with their opposed temperaments — and each very amusing for a while; but I should get dreadfully tired of passing my life with either. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

As a churchman he was a decided Erastian, and strongly opposed to the High Church party. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry James Mrs. Rooth appeared to sway violently and in opposed directions: that of the impulse to rush after Miriam and that of the extraordinary possibility to which the young lady had alluded. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Some opposed cases are, however, given by Dr. Wallace and M. H. d’Orville; see Zoological Record, 1869, p. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Thomas Hardy But her father, who is quite as opposed to such flummery as I, says that can be cured. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Leon Trotsky There were among the oppositionists many who opposed such a bloc. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, Napier seems to me to push it too far, for his admiration appears to extend not only to the gallant soldiers who opposed him, but to the character and to the ultimate aims of their leader. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Jonathan Swif We were mightily shocked; but, after some whispers, it ended in choosing Lord Arran one of our Society, which I opposed to his face, but it was carried by all the rest against me. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Jules Verne It would have been easy to bring down one of these quadramani with a gunshot, and Pencroft was greatly tempted to fire, but Harding opposed so useless a massacre. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Sir Walter Scott Both displayed great feats of gallantry, nor did either Bois-Guilbert or the Disinherited Knight find in the ranks opposed to them a champion who could be termed their unquestioned match. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Francis Bacon The less the mass of a body, the sooner is it heated by the approach of a hot body; which shows that all heat of which we have experience is in some sort opposed to tangible matter. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

George Meredith Victor had asked his girl, if she sang on a Sunday. The ladies remembered, that she had put the question for permission to Mr. Stuart Rem, who was opposed to secular singing. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Thus the apparently opposed views, which have been battling with one another ever since the middle of the last century, have proved to be each half the truth. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Benjamin Disraeli Though opposed to the land laws, he would operate gradually, and gave Lothair more than one receipt how to save the aristocracy. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

G. K. Chesterton Mr. Justice Phillimore, who was opposed to our case in a degree rather beyond the limits of the judicial, was nevertheless a very lucid and precise lawyer; and he left no doubt on this point whatever. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

All those who opposed him he fought and killed and helped to eat. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

I followed my instinct, opposed a tyrant, and broke a chain. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

D. H. Lawrence There was that in him which shrank from yielding to her, resisted the relaxing towards her, opposed the mingling with her, even while he most desired it. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence If we left them alone, they would turn us off our mine in an hour; if we opposed them with our superior strength and drove them back, the railway would take notice, and traffic be held up. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne No Russian force could be opposed to them between Krasnoiarsk and Lake Baikal, Michael therefore expected before long the appearance of the Tartar scouts. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Porthos had Bicarat, and Aramis found himself opposed to two adversaries. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that if Ministers had been opposed to the appointment of Gordon, he would never have been appointed. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope And then, it is quite as likely that he may be opposed in politics to the minister as that he may agree with him. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry James But these things are relative to the point of view, and in his own country Hawthorne cast his lot with the party of conservatism, the party opposed to change and freshness. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Maria Edgeworth Nor was I the least shaken from the settled purpose of my soul, by the perversity with which every one in our house opposed or contemned that purpose. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

E. F. Benson Twelfth of August isn’t it? Grouse-shooting opens in Scotland and bear-baiting at Riseholme.’ ‘No, that was given up,’ said Georgie. ‘I opposed it throughout on the committee. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arnold Bennett True, the children would have opposed anything spectacular; but had municipal opinion decided against the children, they would have been compelled to yield. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H. G. Wells There opposed to him stood I, a little soiled, perhaps, but still a rather elaborately civilised human being, born, bred and trained in a vague tradition. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Leon Trotsky Their vulgar speeches about the advantages of peace as opposed to war invariably ended in a promise to support war if it became “necessary. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith How could I be—with eyes in my head? The colonel is opposed to me of course: he will learn to understand me better: but you and I! we cannot be mere friends. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Leslie Stephen It shows that he separated from the Whig party when at the height of their power, and separated because he thought them opposed to the church principles which he advocated from first to last. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle Looking round I found that my comrades had also beaten off those who were opposed to them. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jacques Futrelle As a matter of fact, Monsieur Boisségur opposed our plans, even endangered them; and it was not advisable to have him recalled or even permit him to resign at the moment. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Anthony Trollope But in this resolve she was opposed by Jacko, who came in at eleven, and requested to see the master. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He SHOWED them — that was the point; he was moved, as he passed, by some impulse that was either a signal for sympathy or, more possibly, a challenge to an opposed sorrow. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

This step was opposed by Carbajal, who bluntly told his commander that “he had gone too far to expect favor from the Crown; and that he had better rely for his vindication on his pikes and muskets. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Anthony Trollope To do so is considered to be low and mean, and is opposed to the aristocratic traditions of the country. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope In Beauprieu, Coron, Châtillon, and other places, the collection of conscripts was opposed successfully, and generally speaking, without much bloodshed. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens I had several times essayed to go myself, but the old man had always opposed it and entreated me to remain. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

H. G. Wells So I came down off the fence between Conrad and Wallas and I remain definitely on the side opposed to the aesthetic valuation of literature. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Virginia Woolf Whatever biography we open we find almost always the familiar symptoms — the father is opposed to his daughter’s marriage; the father is opposed to his daughter’s earning her living. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Wilkie Collins The whole countenance — so remarkable in its strongly opposed characteristics — was rendered additionally striking by its extraordinary mobility. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The little army of Spaniards opposed a bold front to the overwhelming mass. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope Then we have the story of a mystery which is above, or, at least, beyond the utmost stretch of man’s comprehension; and the very purport of which is opposed to all our ideas of justice. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

George Meredith The times are against Radicalism to the full as much as great oratory is opposed to extremes. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Art, in the same language, as opposed to Nature, means an intentional resort to extraordinary abnormal impressions for the relief of disease. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Of course, the owners of lodging-houses would be opposed en bloc to any improvement, for their present business is an immensely profitable one. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Jeremy Bentham Language is materially deficient, in not enabling us to distinguish with precision between existence as opposed to unreality, and present existence as opposed to past. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Jack London It is unselfish, as opposed to an act performed for self, which is selfish. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Bronislaw Malinowski Parental love is apparently quoted as a genuine feeling conspicuous par excellence and therefore to be opposed to any other more or less fictitious display. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

An ascent then led over a rounded hill with level summit, and precipitous face all steps and drops of rock, some of them six and seven feet high, opposed to the stream. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Theodore Dreiser There had been moments between him and Berenice — little approximations toward intimacy — which had led him to believe that by no means was she seriously opposed to him. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing I don’t care for such phrases; they may mean something, but as a rule come of the very spirit so opposed to my own—that which feels it necessary to justify art by bombast. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Sir Walter Scott On the side of the hill that rose above the array of battle which they had adopted, were seen the women and even the children, whom zeal, opposed to persecution, had driven into the wilderness. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Caroline Lamb To the prayers of a heart-broken parent, Lady Avondale opposed the agonizing threats of a distempered mind. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Peniston had vehemently opposed her niece’s departure with the Dorsets, and had marked her continued disapproval by not writing during Lily’s absence. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

To have this told him, and to be opposed in such a manner, was more than my lord paramount had been used to. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

The connubial affections are here, in all seriousness and good faith apparently, opposed to the sentimental emotions—as the lower to the higher. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Jeremy Bentham By being sometimes opposed to it, and sometimes not, as it may happen: this is the case with another, which may be termed the principle of sympathy and antipathy. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

A man’s idea of honour and a woman’s are quite opposed to one another. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Name any one of the men who have opposed your schemes, and I will overtake him. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Walter Scott But my hand trembles not when opposed to thine — the spirit is willing to the combat, if the flesh be weak when opposed to that which is not of the flesh. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Jules Verne But, as is easily understood, the Government opposed his plans, and put difficulties enough in his way to have killed an ordinary man. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith She felt rather tremulously; opposed only to the letter and the writer of it, not at all to Beauchamp, except on account of his idolatry of the wicked revolutionist. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

At this time also he became engaged to Mademoiselle Suzanne Curchod; but on the match being peremptorily opposed by his father it was broken off. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Hours passed, while in this scene of ruin I sought for Raymond. Insurmountable heaps sometimes opposed themselves; the still burning fires scorched me. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Poor Mabel was strongly opposed to the plan. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sir Walter Scott Many of the foes opposed were personally acquainted, and sought to match themselves with each other from motives of hatred, or a more generous emulation of valour. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

George Eliot They mean renouncing whatever is opposed to the reliance others have in us — whatever would cause misery to those whom the course of our lives has made dependent on us. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

We now stand upon the westernmost edge of the great central Arabian plateau, known as El–Nejd (“the Highlands”), opposed to El–Tihámah, the lowland regions. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

She was my own wedded wife, but in that moment I could no more have opposed her than could the poor bemused child. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Benjamin Disraeli Their prime organ also assures us that every man with 500L. per annum is opposed to them. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Anthony Trollope There was nothing to which I looked more carefully than this when I was Consul. Horse and foot, they tried their best; but I opposed them, and freed the Republic from the threatened evil. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Sigmund Freud Lay opinion has always been opposed to these theories. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

He opposed the Union, fearing the loss of Scottish independence, and advocated federation rather than incorporation. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Washington Irving To this is opposed the mention of the nightingale, “‘And fill’d each pause the nightingale had made’; there being no such bird in the island. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

At all events, you see that it forms a definitely conceivable alternative to the through-and-through unity of all things at once, which is the type opposed to it by monism. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Edith Wharton Nothing in the Dagonet and Marvell tradition was opposed to this desultory dabbling with life. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Jane Austen In some points of interest they were exactly opposed to each other. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

He hoped for a stampede when Arcoll opposed the crossing of the river, and in the confusion intended to steal the casket. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope His mother’s never-ceasing worldly cares on such subjects perhaps demanded that a little grandiloquence should be opposed to them. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Everybody almost is for progress in general, and nearly everybody is opposed to any change, except in so far as gross increments are change, in his particular method of living and behaviour. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Jeremy Bentham But we ought not to charge upon this principle the faults which are opposed to it, and which it alone can serve to remove. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

As I said to Miss Kilburn on our way here, ‘if Mrs. Wilmington is opposed to them, we’ll drop them. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Theodore Dreiser It was too bad that people of obviously more conservative tendencies were so opposed to her. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins My own professional opinion is opposed to it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

William Cowper But ere he gain the comfortless repose He seeks, and acquiescence of his soul, In heaven renouncing exile, he endures What does he not? from lusts opposed in vain, And self-reproaching conscience. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Edith Wharton But opposed to them was the old habit of relentless unconditional probity; the working man’s faith in a standard to be kept up, and imposed on others, at no matter what cost of individual suffering. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Elizabeth Gaskell Some were steadily and vehemently opposed to the dangerous precedent of yielding one jot or one tittle to the outward force of a turn-out. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

To this statement, as opposed to that which comes from the personal friends of Pope, little attention is due. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Jeremy Bentham With regard to that branch of probity which is opposed to offences against property, private ethics depends, in a manner, for its very existence upon legislation. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Olaf Stapledon The two are opposed to each other, yet they involve each other. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Guy de Maupassant But the family of this young man is opposed to the marriage, basing their objection on the situation of — my daughter’s mother. A Passion (Une Passion) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Sir Thomas Browne That which includes everything is opposed to nullity. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Though of warm Irish sympathies, L. was strongly opposed to Home Rule. He sat in Parliament for his University from 1895 until his death. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]