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 for Against the sun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Against \A*gainst"\ (?; 277), prep. [OE. agens, ageynes, AS.
     ongegn. The s is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending. See
     Again.]
     1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the
        mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
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              Jacob saw the angels of God come against him.
                                                    --Tyndale.
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     2. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in
        contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats
        against the roof.
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     3. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment
        or of action; on the other side; counter to; in
        contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason;
        against law; to run a race against time.
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              The gate would have been shut against her.
                                                    --Fielding.
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              An argument against the use of steam. --Tyndale.
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     4. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to
        be ready for the time when. [Archaic or Dial.]
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              Urijah the priest made it, against King Ahaz came
              from Damascus.                        --2 Kings xvi.
                                                    11.
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     Against the sun, in a direction contrary to that in which
        the sun appears to move.
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