- n. Plural form of oppositionist.
“Another un-inspiring idea shared unanimously by the oppositionists is the notion that, once a troubled bank is nationalized, it must quickly be resold to the private investor, where it will be put back to use making private profit.”
“What Krugman, Johnson, and the rest of the establishment "oppositionists" worry most about is that, under the Obama plan, the banking system will continue to receive life support while nothing is done to address the fundamental weakness of the banks, leaving open the possibility that things may get worse.”
“This August 2008 Cable shows that we know better: Bahraini government officials sometimes privately tell U.S. official visitors that some Shi'a oppositionists are backed by Iran.”
“He was, instead, enchanted by the bravery and prescience of Victor Serge, George Orwell and the other left oppositionists of the early 20th century who opposed communism and capitalism equally.”
“Despite the oil wealth he refused to educate Libyans, or provide them with a health service or subsidised housing, squandering money on absurdist projects abroad – one of which was to divert a British plane carrying socialist and communist Sudanese oppositionists and handing them over to fellow dictator Gaafar Nimeiry in Sudan to be hanged, thus wrecking the possibility of any radical change in that country, with dire consequences, as we witness every day.”
“Generally, over the next few months I think we are going to see all sorts of attempts to put the squeeze on the blanket-oppositionists with populist measures, many of them anti-bank.”
“But that Russia is planning to meet Syrian oppositionists and seems to be content with al-Assad being pushed at least somewhat aside indicates that the president's days may be numbered.”
“Bahraini government officials sometimes privately tell U.S. official visitors that some Shi'a oppositionists are backed by Iran.”
“Tunisia came as a bolt out of the blue, and Arab rulers and oppositionists alike now watch and wonder whether this is the first domino to fall, or a case apart.”
“True, American diplomacy was not likely to alter the raw balance of power between the regime and its democratic oppositionists.”
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