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expressing antithesis or opposition


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The human male is beset with the psychological as well as physical problem of proving his masculinity, which means in effect proving he is not female." (52) Hence, he takes an adversative stance, so that he will not be absorbed into the feminine womb, the feminine home, and subsequently, the feminine world.
For the political establishment, his populist rhetoric are adversative to the traditional politics of the Netherlands that welcomes foreigners, believes in multiculturalism, and pro-EU in all ramifications; being one of the founding members of the union.
(5) Epistemic ega ma mingi Makaiver ei ole particle EPI I some NAME NEG be 'I'm definitely not a MacGyver' (6) Adversative no ega seda saab ainult particle but EPI it.PRT can-3SG only '[Contrary to what you just claimed]' uks kord teha one time do-INF 'it can only be done once' In general, the function of ega involves negation, coordination, as well as some kind of reinforcement of the proposition.
A priori, la nature adversative et contradictoire du differend, du litige (5) --ce combat entre adversaires, en droit--rend le dialogue entre les parties difficile, sinon en toute apparence inapproprie ou impossible, nous en conviendrons.
This data might indicate that there is an overall marked preference for linking ideas through additive markers, and, for second choice, the use of adversative markers to construct arguments (Dafouz 2008).
The second part of the poem opens with the adversative "ma" ("but") which signals a tension between the state of being a "graft of countless contrasts" and the more concrete image of belonging to Italy.
To ascertain whether and how children's ideas were linked in their narratives, we coded each transcript for coherence indicators, including temporal, causal, additive, adversative, and prepositional markers (Fernandez, 2011).
As to the facts: It explicitly rejects the finding that there exist 'gender-based developmental differences' supporting Virginia's restriction of the 'adversative' method to only a men's institution, and the finding that the all-male composition of the Virginia Military Institute is essential to that institution's character."
Ramsay's request and expectation, the metaphor "some wave of sympathetic expansion" is even more specific, and the adversative "but" expresses her inner struggle.
Apart from the use of an abrupt stop that is punctuated as a dash and that may occur before an adversative conjunction, the essayist also includes three dots in order to indicate that something has been omitted.
In both cases, positive responses emerge from a dour battle in which adversative "arousals" (III.
A general impairment in negative emotion recognition including empathy for pain was also found in manifest HD [12], so it is conceivable that the cortical processing of negative stimuli potentially preceding an adversative motor response may be an early phenotypic HD expression.