01. Boxer Mike Tyson bit off a piece of an ear of his [opponent] in a match in 1998.
02. Selena William's toughest [opponent] in the tennis match will probably be her sister, Vanessa.
03. Clinton's political [opponents] are delighted by recent revelations in the scandal.
04. [Opponents] of genetically-modified foods are asking the government to label these products in order to allow consumers to choose whether or not they want to buy them.
05. Your next [opponents] in this tournament have lost all their previous games, so I don't think you'll have too much trouble with them.
06. He is an outspoken [opponent] of the plan to increase tuition fees for foreign students.
07. Even his political [opponents] describe him as an honorable man.
08. Gandhi once said that you should conquer your [opponent] with love.
09. There is a Babylonian proverb which states that you should not trust the smile of your [opponent].
10. Never take your [opponents] too lightly; even the weakest team can do well if they think you are unprepared.
11. [Opponents] of the Kyoto Accord on reducing air pollution argue that implementation of the accord will limit economic growth.
12. In December of 1977, the government of Egypt broke off relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen, all [opponents] of its peace initiatives with Israel.
13. Buffalo will often rub their horns on the ground to threaten an [opponent].
14. The human rights organization Amnesty International [opposes] the death penalty and the torture of all prisoners.
15. Many people in this country [oppose] our government's involvement in the war.
16. A recent survey has shown that a majority of people are [opposed] to the government's legislation.
17. My colleague and I may have [opposing] views on a number of issues, but we are still able to work together without problem.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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