Against in a sentence

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Definition of Against

  • Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
  • From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  • 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.
  • By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.

How to use against in a sentence. Against pronunciation.

AGAINST THE HOUR OF MIDNIGHT XII.
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One thing I do observe, his heart is hard set against Lord Eglington.
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I think he is ever setting thee off against Lord Eglington; and that is foolish, for Eglington is but a man of the earth earthy.
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But that the Prince Pasha of Egypt has set up a claim against my uncle's property is evil news; though, thanks be to God, as my father says, we have enough to keep us fed and clothed and housed.
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From the Mokattam Hills, where he read Faith's letter again, his back against one of the forts which Napoleon had built in his Egyptian days, he scanned the distance.
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It's one thing to be a missionary and say the little word in season; it's another to run your soft red head against a hard stone wall.
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Upon the walls hung weapons of every kind-from a polished dagger of Toledo to a Damascus blade, suits of chain armour, long-handled, two-edged Arab swords, pistols which had been used in the Syrian wars of Ibrahim, lances which had been taken from the Druses at Palmyra, rude battle-axes from the tribes of the Soudan, and neboots of dom-wood which had done service against Napoleon at Damietta.
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The man was not conscious of his presence till he was seized and flung against the wall.
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To take a human life, even in battle, was against the code by which he had ever been governed, yet he had taken life secretly, and was hiding it from the world.
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For their standard was a standard of might the only right; but he-his whole life had been nurtured in an atmosphere of right and justice, had been a spiritual demonstration against force.
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There was silence as they faced each other, his back against the door.
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Somehow she seemed moved to anger against him.
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Lacey drew back to the gateway again and leaned against the wall, his cigar blazing in the dusk.
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The banks hold Foorgat's fortune against us, Effendina.
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As the door opened, and Nahoum disappeared leisurely and composedly, David caught a glimpse of a guard of armed Nubians in leopard-skins filed against the white wall of the other room.
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The rebellion in his own blood against the fine instinct of his Quaker faith and upbringing made him grasp the personality before him.
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Prince Harrik has conspired against his brother the Prince Pasha, has treacherously seduced officers of the army, has planned to seize Cairo, to surround the Palace and take the life of the Prince of Egypt.
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Dost thou not see that the hand of God has been against thee?
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Death had hypnotised him, and against death and destiny who could struggle?
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With it came the voice that called him in the night, the voice of a woman-of the wife he had given to the lions for a crime against him which she did not commit, which had haunted him all the years.
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Examples of Against

Example #1
THE JEHAD AND THE LIONS XIII.
Example #2
THE LETTER, THE NIGHT, AND THE WOMAN X. THE FOUR WHO KNEW XI.
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In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.
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My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
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His is the soul of the adventurer.
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I see him at his window looking out towards the Cloistered House; and if our neighbour comes forth, perhaps upon his hunter, or now in his cart, or again with his dogs, he draws his hat down upon his eyes and whispers to himself.