from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Against or in opposition to that.

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  • adv. In opposition to or against; contrary to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Against it; in opposition to it.


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there +‎ against


  • A burly Sikh was pointing to the name of General Miltiades Murger and asking for the number printed thereagainst.

    Driftwood Spars The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life

  • She counselled them and warned them that they should hate to do the will of the body, and that the delights and fleshly desires of the flesh they should with all their heart and good reason go thereagainst.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • If misfortune assail thee, clothe thyself thereagainst With patience, the part of the noble: 'twere wiselier done.

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume I

  • Aubrey, still sitting tailor-wise, had leaned his nose against the wall, and was flattening the end of it thereagainst, as if his soul's happiness depended thereupon.


  • Up to this time Mr. Smallin had been too much absorbed by the constant fear of detection and the adoption of precautions thereagainst, to notice this ill-concealed contempt of his employer; but now, when he was out of the long reach of the Confederate provost, when he was upon his native heath, when he had his hundred dollars

    Tiger-Lilies. A Novel.

  • And thereagainst no wisdom availing nor human foresight (whereby the city was purged of many impurities by officers deputed to that end and it was forbidden unto any sick person to enter therein and many were the counsels given [4] for the preservation of health) nor yet humble supplications, not once but many times both in ordered processions and on other wise made unto God by devout persons, -- about the coming in of the Spring of the aforesaid year, it began on horrible and miraculous wise to show forth its dolorous effects.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio


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