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I MAY be going against the grain of public opinion but I sincerely hope that England sink like a stone at the forthcoming European football Championships.
Recently the jury have made some insightful decisions, going against the grain of architectural hero worship to reward the more thoughtful.
His work is hopelessly compromised; however, it still insists on the possibility of going against the grain of conventional practices and value judgments.
Vortex, comprised of president Rick Marek and his colleagues, principals Scott Grayson and Vincent Tuminelli, does not see itself as going against the grain.
In GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN (Contemporary Books, May 2002), nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith reveals how America's obsession with grains is harming us.
net is going against the grain by cutting prices for internet access - instead of shoving them up like its rivals.
I WOULD like to thank the ECHO for going against the grain of what I believe most newspapers do and giving us lots of good news over the festive period.
Its author seems to expect, even welcome, the controversy that this experiment will provoke and explicitly states her wish to imitate the slave narratives by challenging both liberal humanism and Western metaphysics while at the same time going against the grain of critics who tend to overemphasize aesthetics, anthropology, or sociology in their readings of African American literature.