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against the grain

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of against the grain in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of against the grain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of against the grain in a Sentence

  1. Shawn Redd:

    Republicans have been intimidated by Navajo Nation. They have been unsuccessful campaigning for votes and have given up, i’m going extremely hard against the grain, because for people in the 1st District, voting Democrat is a way of life.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    To go against the grain is the secret of bravery.

  3. Alan Perlis:

    It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?

  4. Judy Shelton:

    Our government is promising so much to so many and at the same time we let the government control the value of our money and all of that would really go against the grain with our Founders -- who did not see it as the government's task to supply everything to everybody, they saw the government's task to be to protect private property and that's why they wanted limited government because they knew.

  5. Jesse Fox:

    I don’t feel like I am going against the grain, i feel like I’m using common sense.

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