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  • n. Plural form of opponent.


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  • The opponents may be of two kinds: there are the _indirect opponents_, which are what we may call _rivals_; and there are the _direct opponents_, those which strive to destroy the creature; and these we call _enemies_.

    Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02

  • The bill retains incentives for drug manufacturer innovation and would not impose price controls—a term opponents use whenever they don't want Medicare to use the same purchasing power that large private companies use every day.

    Medicare Drug Savings Act Is an Intelligent Improvement

  • He cited the defeat of a major health care bill, sponsored by Hassan, "which would have dramatically changed how health care is delivered," and, "the infamous 'bathroom' bill," a name opponents gave legislation that would have provided housing and employment rights to transgender citizens.

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  • No, * torturing* your opponents is a sign of weakness, not demonizing them.

    Matthew Yglesias » No One Expects The Spanish Inquisition

  • Whining and blaming problems on your opponents is a losing strategy that is frankly Un-American.

    Sound Politics: Liberals Think Fighting Terrorism Is a Pain

  • Resorting to the tactics of our opponents is the political equivalent of inflicting torture on prisoners of war, and we're the ones who say we're above that.

    October 2005

  • Anyway, I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at our five remaining league fixtures, as well as our title opponents 'remaining fixtures, and see how it all plays out.


  • Subsequently, they started to assassinate what they called their opponents and the first victim was a distinguished personality from their own minority Tamil,

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  • Chavez has said in speeches in which he calls opponents "thieves" and "capos" that his

  • In areas where Labour was less than 5% behind its main opponents at the last local elections, it won 65% of the seats.

    Labour conference live – Sunday 26 September


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