However, as Sunday night's episode of Breaking Bad taught us, opposites clearly attract.
Our most beloved cultural figures are fantastical fusions of opposites, improbable microcosms of the larger national melting pot.
Tilda Swinton is a paradox, a contradiction, a still point at which opposites converge.
Really, though, the American Atheist convention in Salt Lake City is not a clash of opposites.
The Game of opposites: A Novelby Norman Lebrecht The ultimate story of survival.
It is true that apparent "opposites" are often closely allied in Nature.
France and Germany appear to us as opposites and irreconcilables.
How choose between the two opposites—the recognition that holding land was unjust and the heritage from his mother?
Then we are to say that the greatest friendship is of opposites?
Too often in this world persons marry "opposites," and walk, alas!
late 14c., "placed on the other side of (something)," from Old French oposite "opposite, contrary" (13c.), from Latin oppositus "standing against, opposed, opposite," past participle of opponere "set against" (see opponent). Meaning "contrary in nature or character" is from 1570s. As a noun from late 14c. As a preposition from 1758. As an adverb from 1817. Related: Oppositely.
Arranged as one of a pair on either side of a stem or twig. Maple and ash trees have opposite leaves. Compare alternate.