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opposé in English:

1. opposite

Such a person will often go a block out of his way to avoid meeting a person of the opposite sex.
opposite the bank
The way some people see it, associating with the opposite sex is just like going to the seaside and gathering stones; everyone can pick up the ones they like.
We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think — in fact they do so.
Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. Communism is the exact opposite.
A gaggle of intoxicated youths stopped to ponder whether there is an Opposite Day in Bizarro World.
Of course "Hayabusa" is not actually closing in on the Sun, it is just positioned as in the figure so that, seen from the Earth, it is on the opposite side of the Sun; this is called 'conjunction'.
That does not mean we should ignore sources of tension. Indeed, it suggests the opposite: we must face these tensions squarely.
You'll see two buildings right opposite the museum, and the restaurant is in the taller of the two.
The most important thing about relations with the opposite sex is not how good the other person is, but that they treat you well.
Imogen of the Internet can type over 110 words per minute, but runs a 20-minute mile. The rest of her family has the opposite problem.
It's exactly the opposite which is true: there is nothing after death, except eternity on earth.
The second school of thought argues almost the opposite: it says that big companies are a thing of the past.
I heard that Isezaki city decided to ban beards for male city employees starting June 19. It's the complete opposite of the Taliban laws imposing the wearing of beards.

English word "opposé"(opposite) occurs in sets:

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2. opposing

I am willing to go on record as opposing nuclear tests.
The opposing team did not put up much of a fight, so we won hands down.
He joined the opposing team.
After the second innings, the opposing pitcher recovered too, and it turned into a pitching duel.
We have carried the day, Sir! exclaimed the adjutant to the general as the heavy cavalry smashed through the opposing lines.
It would demoralize the opposing team to give it the razz from the spectators' side.
They are strongly opposing my proposal.

English word "opposé"(opposing) occurs in sets:

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3. opposed

The bill was passed by a majority, although the Socialist Party was strongly opposed to it.
Several workers opposed the manager's suggestion.
Lincoln opposed slavery.
He's opposed to racial discrimination.
I'm sorry, but I am opposed to this project.
Her new novel is really interesting as opposed to her last one.
Mary opposed her son's decision to get married.
He condemned those who opposed his policies.
The Catholic Church is opposed to divorce.
In ethical terms, a great many people are opposed to gene therapy.
Everyone opposed it, but they got married all the same.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I'm opposed to political power being monopolized within a clique.
Red, as opposed to green, is a sign of danger.
A diametrically opposed kinship pattern is to be observed among certain South Sea Island communities.

English word "opposé"(opposed) occurs in sets:

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