oppose (v.) Old form(s): oppos'd
place in opposition, set up as resistance
MV IV.i.10[Antonio to Duke, of Shylock] I do oppose / My patience to his fury
TC I.iii.333[Nestor to Ulysses, of Hector's challenge] Who may you else oppose ... / If not Achilles?
Tim III.iv.80[Timon to all] are my doors opposed against my passage? [i.e. shut against me]
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