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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Against’. Over 50 Sentences


Against — US. [əˈɡenst], UK. [əˈɡenst]

Main meanings:

  1. In opposition to or in conflict with; contrary or opposed to.
  2. In contact with or touching a surface, object, or person.
  3. In a defensive or protective stance or position.


10 simple sentences:

  • The wind was blowing against us.
  • They were playing chess against each other.
  • She protested against the unfair treatment.
  • The evidence is stacked against him.
  • Can you argue against his point of view?
  • He’s making a case against the new policy.
  • I’m not sure if I should vote for or against the proposal.
  • What are your feelings against this decision?
  • The boat sailed against the strong current.
  • We need to guard against potential risks.


The sentences from movies:

I was the one who filed the injunction against you. – Iron Man (2008)

My word against yours. – The Departed (2006)

Don’t kill yourself against the fence, Clara. – Schindler’s List (1993)

You worried that she’s gonna use me against you? – Memento (2001)

Against who? – American Beauty (1999)

26 years of experience working against him. – Titanic (1997)

Against your King. – Braveheart (1995)

13 Districts rebel against the country that fed them. – The Hunger Games (2012)

It’s against the rules? – Reservoir Dogs (1992)

That few stood against many. – 300 (2007)

My mom had to get a restraining order against my stepdad. – Donnie Darko (2001)

Who is against us? – Toy Story 3 (2010)

Against the Cowboys. – Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Your father is working against me, but he’s lying to you. – District 9 (2009)

Protect me against what? – Scarface (1983)

This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait. – The Big Lebowski (1998)

Eight years ago, she pressed charges against him. – Gone Girl (2014)

Don’t say a word against my father! – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Yes, but I want you on my side, against Carrot. – Cidade de Deus (2002)

Up against the wall. – X2 (2003)

Move against the Jedi first. – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Obviously the first phase of a major attack against the US. – Transformers (2007)

Get back against the wall! – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Fight against those marbles, Your Royal Highness. – The King’s Speech (2010)

The only thing I’ve got against him is he’s not a socialist. – The Pianist (2003)

Oh, not that I have anything against accountants. – Casino Royale (2006)

What you got against the whole world? – Shrek (2001)

It’s against the law to buy or sell switchblade knives. – 12 Angry Men (1957)

Fetchingly draped against the wall. – Frozen (2013)

You turned the whole city against him. – Spider-Man 2 (2004)

You fought against the fascists in Spain. – Casablanca (1943)

You teIIing me Marston wiII ruIe against me? – Rain Man (1988)

All of you against all of me. – Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Would you protect me against any enemy? – Troy (2004)

Your word against mine? – Horrible Bosses (2011)

She used Danny against you. – American Hustle (2013)

Nation against nation. – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Why are you so dead set against that kid? – Mystic River (2003)

It’s against policy. – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Anyway, her mother turned her against me. – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Rifle butt, against the shoulder. – The Last Samurai (2003)

But she struck hard against the rock! – King Kong (2005)

Against a luscious bit of fudge? – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

I know now that it’s against the law, what we’re doing. – The Help (2011)