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Examples of Against the Wind

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Who am I to blow against the wind?
(Paul Simon)

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21 examples:

We sailed against the wind.

His shot didn't carry well against the wind.

A lone sailboat is sailing against the wind.

But when we say a vessel can sail against the wind, we do not mean that she can proceed on a course directly opposite to the point from which the wind blows.

Puff not against the wind.
(Romanian proverb)

You can't blow against the wind.
(Lithuanian proverb)

Who spits against the wind, fouls his beard.
(Dutch proverb)

Who spits against the wind spits in his own face.
(French proverb)

Who spits against the wind, it falls in his face.
(English proverb)

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
(Winston Churchill)

When you spit against the wind you get a dirty beard.
(Romanian proverb)

If you spit against the wind, you spit in your own face.
(Yugoslavian proverb)

To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.
(Thomas Hood)

Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind.
(Frank Harris)

If only the wind would turn before I go home, said the woman rowing against the wind.
(Icelandic proverb)

The dragon teaches you that if you want to climb high you have to do it against the wind.
(Chinese proverb)

Phone footage shows cyclists battling against the wind at the start of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
(BBC News - World News, )

The car can also generate power using electrostatic charge from the bodywork brushing against the wind.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Chef Floyd Cardoz, owner of restaurants in New York and Mumbai, talks about how Bob Seger’s song ‘Against the Wind’ helped in the pursuit of a career in food.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Researchers found that remote islands in the Pacific Ocean could not be settled by ancient people until they mastered technology that allowed them to travel against the wind.
(The New York Times - Science, )

While Vladimir Putin and rich Olympic sponsors watch the Winter Games in gleaming arenas, boys in nearby Bolshoi Kichmai herd their goats by tying them to rickety bicycles, riding against the wind through a rocky valley where invading Russian armies slaughtered their ancestors 150 years ago.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

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