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From vs. Against

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Frompreposition

With the source or provenance of or at.

‘This wine comes from France.’; ‘I got a letter from my brother.’;

Againstpreposition

A close but separated relationship.

Frompreposition

With the origin, starting point or initial reference of or at.

‘He had books piled from floor to ceiling.’; ‘He left yesterday from Chicago.’; ‘Face away from the wall!’;

Againstpreposition

In a contrary direction to.

‘If you swim against the current, you must work harder.’;

Frompreposition

Denoting a subtraction operation.

‘20 from 31 leaves 11.’;

Againstpreposition

Close to.

‘The kennel was put against the back wall.’;

Frompreposition

With the separation, exclusion or differentiation of.

‘An umbrella protects from the sun.’; ‘He knows right from wrong.’;

Againstpreposition

In front of; before a background.

‘The giant was silhouetted against the door.’;

Frompreposition

Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; - used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; - the antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.

‘Experience from the time past to the time present.’; ‘The song began from Jove.’; ‘From high Mæonia's rocky shores I came.’; ‘If the wind blow any way from shore.’; ‘Sudden partings such as pressThe life from out young hearts.’;

Againstpreposition

In physical contact with.

‘The puppy rested its head against a paw.’;

Againstpreposition

In physical opposition to, or in collision with.

‘The rain pounds against the window.’;

Againstpreposition

A contrasting or competitive relationship.

Againstpreposition

In contrast and/or comparison with.

‘He stands out against his local classmates.’;

Againstpreposition

In competition with, versus.

‘The Tigers will play against the Bears this weekend.’;

Againstpreposition

In opposition to.

‘Are you against freedom of choice?’; ‘I'd bet against his succeeding.’;

Againstpreposition

In exchange for.

‘The vouchers are redeemable against West End shows and theatre breaks.’;

Againstpreposition

As counterbalance to.en

Againstpreposition

As a charge on.en

Againstpreposition

As protection from.

‘He turned the umbrella against the wind.’;

Againstpreposition

(obsolete) Exposed to.en

Againstpreposition

In anticipation of; in preparation for (a particular time, event etc.).

Againstpreposition

(Hollywood) To be paid now in contrast to the following amount to be paid later under specified circumstances, usually that a movie is made or has started filming.

‘''The studio weren't sure the movie would ever get made, so they only paid $50,000 against $200,000. That way they wouldn't be out very much if filming never began.’;

Againstconjunction

(obsolete) By the time that (something happened); before.

Againstpreposition

Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; - in this sense often preceded by over.

‘Jacob saw the angels of God come against him.’;

Againstpreposition

From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.

Againstpreposition

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.

‘The gate would have been shut against her.’; ‘An argument against the use of steam.’;

Againstpreposition

By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.

‘Urijah the priest made it, against King Ahaz came from Damascus.’;

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