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  • prep. Directly opposite to; in the opposite scale to.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *foregaynst, foreagenis, foragenis, foreganis, from Old English foran ongean ("opposite"), equivalent to fore- +‎ gainst. Compare German vorentgegen.

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