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Against the direction of the sun's apparent movement (in the northern hemisphere); from right to left or anticlockwise.‘the westerly winds that blow against the sun are aggressive’
- ‘It's also worth noting that it's more difficult on the body to travel against the sun, or west to east, than it is to go east to west.’
- ‘Kim and I have journeyed against the sun, from California to New York; we gave up a life in Silicon Valley to become innkeepers in Greenville New York.’
- ‘Accordingly, most sail-ships carry a secondary propulsion system (such as thrusters or an ion engine) for emergency maneuvering and sailing against the sun.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.