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opposition

Etymology: L, opponere, to oppose
the relation between the thumb and the other digits of the hand for the purpose of grasping objects between the thumb and fingers.

opposition

The ability to move the thumb into contact with the other fingers across the palm of the hand.
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4 : to offer resistance to : try to stop or defeat <The group will oppose the new law.
It is interesting to note that in another poll released by the Western Business Roundtable, 63 percent of Americans also oppose the measure and 47 percent strongly oppose it.
Americans without a religious preference are twice as likely to oppose (66%) as to support (33%) the war.
Oppose any change in law to provide for lump-sum payments of VA disability compensation.
I oppose gun control for the same reason that I oppose censorship, antimarijuana legislation, or any other victimless crime laws.
There was no draft, so people did not oppose the war for self-centered reasons.
Looking only at the 25 percent of the [white] public whose attitudes toward blacks is most favorable, we discovered that opposition to affirmative action in this group is overwhelming, with between 7 and 8 out of every 10 objecting to it" Even among those 1 percent of American whites most tolerant, 80 percent oppose race preferences in hiring.
They are free to endorse or oppose candidates as long as they make it clear that they are speaking for themselves and not for their institutions.
Americans oppose defunding the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by 55 percent to 41 percent.
But he cautions, some of the issues the CEI and the NFIB oppose would also be opposed within the minority business community.
Large majorities oppose increasing income or sales taxes on everyone.
Most Israeli Jews would oppose a peace agreement with the Palestinians if it included a full West Bank pullout with land swaps to let Israel retain major settlement population centers, according to a new poll that appears to contradict the conclusions of other recent surveys.