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Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency:‘a world in which the demand for quality does not run against the stream’
- ‘I'm going to swim against the stream here and say I don't really understand the fuss about visual quality.’
- ‘He was a quick-witted, well-meaning man who went with the stream instead of having the vision and strength of judgment to stand out against it.’
- ‘Of course, it isn't the first time that Livingstone has swum against the stream.’
- ‘They've swum against the stream to generate and rebuild a living piece of community.’
- ‘They cannot help but drift with the stream of success-oriented culture, however unwilling they may be.’
- ‘New Zealand will follow a contrary course and move against the stream if this legislation is passed.’
- ‘The conception that a Marxist party has to swim against the stream and to fight against the prevailing forms of consciousness is entirely anathema to them.’
- ‘At times he swims against the stream, quite bravely and honestly; at other moments he goes ‘with the flow,’ reinforcing popular prejudices and even backwardness.’
- ‘In conclusion, the challenge of the day is to go against the stream.’
- ‘I had gotten to the point where I felt like I was rowing against the stream.’
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