One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Compared or contrasted with.‘the adult literacy rate for women is 44.5 percent, as against 67.8 percent for men’
compared to, compared with, by contrast with, next to, against, besideView synonyms
- ‘Fourteen percent of the candidates had obtained university admission, as against 12,5 percent last year.’
- ‘Relief bonds issued on or after 1 March will bear an interest rate of eight per cent as against 8.5 per cent earlier.’
- ‘Castro said globalisation benefits only 20 per cent of the world's people as against 80 per cent of others.’
- ‘Initially, the request for the old box to be returned was flatly rejected as against the company's modernising policy.’
- ‘The number of judges in the high court will now go up to 39, as against the 41 required.’
- ‘Only 30 % of women said they backed the move, as against 39 % of men.’
- ‘In both 1914 and 1942, French Canadians rebelled, according to Richard, not so much against the war as against being coerced.’
- ‘Tuffey continued his good record in Tests in New Zealand, where he has taken 22 wickets at 25 as against 3 at 89 overseas.’
- ‘Consolidated budget expenditures are projected at about 16.3 billion leva, 39.3 per cent of GDP, as against 38.6 per cent of GDP in 2004.’
- ‘Unfortunately, there is reason to doubt whether we can play as well today as against the Yugoslavs.’
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