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He ought to have opposed the first attempt on their side to make him slight his father.
She saw it with concern; for what could a silent man of five and thirty hope, when opposed to a very lively one of five and twenty?
They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.
It was fastened; and, I remember, that accursed Earnshaw and my wife opposed my entrance.
It was remarkable; but, the taste of Saint Antoine seemed to be decidedly opposed to a rose on the head-dress of Madame Defarge.
As I recall our being opposed thus, face to face, I seem again to hear my heart beat fast and high.
The landlord's analogical argument was not well received by the farrier--a man intensely opposed to compromise.
The idea of this contrast was taken from the ingenious and unfortunate Logan's tragedy of Runnamede, in which, about the same period of history, the author had seen the Saxon and Norman barons opposed to each other on different sides of the stage.
I had sent so many memorials and petitions for my liberty, that his majesty at length mentioned the matter, first in the cabinet, and then in a full council; where it was opposed by none, except Skyresh Bolgolam, who was pleased, without any provocation, to be my mortal enemy.
You have answered my question: he was opposed to it.
A few representatives of the people would be opposed to the people themselves; or rather one set of representatives would be contending against thirteen sets of representatives, with the whole body of their common constituents on the side of the latter.
A victorious army opposed to a routed one, is as a pound's weight placed in the scale against a single grain.