In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(against, in disagreement with)to be opposed to sth — oponerse a algo
- they remain opposed to the idea — continúan oponiéndose a la idea
- his views are diametrically opposed to mine — tenemos opiniones diametralmente opuestas
- I am strongly opposed to them being included — me opongo terminantemente a que se los incluya
- The government says it is opposed to paying ransom, but cannot prevent families of victims from making their own arrangements.
- So, I'm not totally opposed to hormone replacement.
- While I am not opposed to the construction of a new reactor at Lucas Heights, there are many who are.
- Of those who disagreed to some extent, 99% said nurses were opposed to parental presence.
- Nor was there anything to prevent those opposed to the whole concept of school board education from standing for election and, if successful, from hampering the development of the system.
- I am adamantly opposed to the presently proposed route.
- According to Mrs Newby, there is a silent majority of people in the village opposed to the construction of the new hall next to St Mary's.
- I only had one man last week who was opposed to the ban.
- He then tells the story of the Guggenheim's construction and how he was originally opposed to it.
- Now you still get a majority opposed to integration, but when you add the word strongly you get a minority.
- Personally, I'm opposed to the death penalty, but I can't understand why this person deserves it less than others who don't get clemency.
- If she is so opposed to our system and way of life, why doesn't she pass up the profits, live like a pauper, and play in cafes and on street corners?
- ‘Such implications are horrendous and Huntington Parish Council is totally opposed to such savage erosion of the local Green Belt,’ he said.
- Personally, I am adamantly opposed to armed force and belong to a peace church that has a 450-year history of speaking out against all violence.
- It facilitates construction of a reasoned argument by those opposed to a measure in its present form.
- ‘I was opposed to the early release because I couldn't believe somebody capable of doing that could change in only two years,’ said Mrs Murray.
- Ordinarily, I'm opposed to capital punishment, but in this case I don't think the court has any choice but to impose the maximum penalty provided by law.
- The Pennsylvania delegates are adamantly opposed to pension cuts.
- I am adamantly opposed to nightly curfews for children.
- We are opposed to discrimination on the grounds of gender, religion, sexuality, race, and disability.
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