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be at cross purposes in a sentence

"be at cross purposes" in Chinese  
  1. His protest activities were sometimes seen to be at cross purposes to those of the NAACP.
  2. We seem to be at cross purposes here.
  3. For the Fed and the administration to be at cross purposes does not bode well for the economy.
  4. Meeting that challenge may be at cross purposes with satisfying its aging population's desire to keep huge welfare-state subsidies intact.
  5. The involvement of Ovitz in Scour . com would seem to be at cross purposes with his role in Artists Management.
  6. It's difficult to find be at cross purposes in a sentence.
  7. Wednesday's statement also put an end to a week in which Chirac and the new Socialist government seemed to be at cross purposes.
  8. Fulfilling the hopes of voters for broader welfare coverage could be at cross purposes with Sweden's need to increase its competitiveness in the world marketplace.
  9. While there is a great deal of sympathy for the Cuban exile cause, it nevertheless can be at cross purposes with level-headed thinking and smart economics.
  10. Which begs the question of what IS in these shows that makes them worthwhile, that makes it possible to accept a world that appears to be at cross purposes with local predilections.
  11. Sadly, those two factions appear to be at cross purposes with each other-- the one faction wanting to continue to profit from it, and the other wishing to promote an urgent message to preserve even more of it.
  12. That tactic was upheld in January, when Judge Mark Wolf of U . S . District Court here ruled that if the parade was framed as a protest, the organizers could exclude gay men and lesbians because their presence would be at cross purposes to the demonstration.
  13. A " bifurcated " system, " said Margaret Draper, spokeswoman for the Securities Industry Association, a lobbying group for Wall Street and regional brokerage firms, would " create confusion and be at cross purposes to the whole goal of decimalization, which is to make it more investor friendly ."
  14. Carroll J . Delaney, director of research at Stires, O'Donnell & Co ., said, " The jury is still definitely out as to the extent of the economy's recovery, and it seems to us that lower interest rates would be at cross purposes with the obviously more important goal of keeping the dollar on an upward track ."
  15. Carroll J . Delaney, director of research at Stires, O'Donnell & AMP; Co ., said, " The jury is still definitely out as to the extent of the economy's recovery, and it seems to us that lower interest rates would be at cross purposes with the obviously more important goal of keeping the dollar on an upward track ."

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