Example sentences for: against

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  • Excellent notices all around for this "psychological thriller that actually thrills" about a "sad little hamster of a boy" (Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ) who sees visions of dead people and the psychologist (Bruce Willis cast against type) determined to help him.

  • Aristolochia rugosa and Aristolochia trilobata are recorded in a list of plants used worldwide and in the West Indies, Venezuela, South and Central America against snakebites and scorpion stings [ 51 52 24 43 40 53 ] . Caribs in Guatemala use Aristolochia trilobata root and tuber decoctions for stomach pains and use leaf tinctures for diarrhoea [ 55 ] . Aristolochic acid inhibits inflammation induced by immune complexes, and nonimmunological agents (carrageenan or croton oil) [ 56 ] . Aristolochic acid inhibits the activity of snake venom phospholipase (PLA 2 ) by forming a 1:1 complex with the enzyme [ 56 40 38 ] . Since phospholipase enzymes play a significant part in the cascade leading to the inflammatory and pain response, their inhibition could lead to relief of problems from scorpion envenomation [ 11 ] .

  • Jordan drives to the hoop in Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Championship Series against the Los Angeles Lakers (30 seconds; video only) :

  • Bin Ladin's consistent priority was to launch a major attack directly against the United States.

  • And the LAT goes with Madeleine Albright's pronouncement that if allies can't be convinced, the U.S. is ready to launch military strikes against Iraq on its own.


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