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Counter-influence

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Counter-influence an opposing influence
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. contra, against.

Usage

In literature:

It was terrible to think of what might have happened, if the all-powerful counter-influence had not been present to save her.
"The Legacy of Cain" by Wilkie Collins
She had made up her mind to 'run' Lesbia according to her own ideas, and any counter influence might be fatal.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
But there are counter-currents that divert and hinder their influence.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
But a counter-influence was weaving about Louis.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
Evidently a strong counter-influence had been at work.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
The reason is that there is some powerful counter-influence at work.
"Oomphel in the Sky" by Henry Beam Piper
The counter current, too, inside of the Gulf Stream is much influenced by the prevailing winds.
"The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner" by John Wilkinson
She had reigned alone, with no counter influence to thwart the sudden and luxuriant growth of passion.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Counter-currents, again, may be supplied by new ideals which are beginning to influence the young.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Maggie's was a counter-influence; and now there was a chance of putting a stop to it.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
He saw in me no counter-worker to his influence.
"Graham's Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848" by Various
Such a counter influence in fact exists, and is termed the "force" of cohesion.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Influence or income are the counters in the game, and she dealt both cheerily.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
The influences and counter-influences that affect it are only touched upon in this book.
"The Jews of Barnow" by Karl Emil Franzos
For every influence tending to push her forward, there seemed a dozen counter influences tending to pull her back.
"Famous Prima Donnas" by Lewis Clinton Strang
On the contrary, unless some counter force influences him, he is absolutely sure to make this mistake.
"The Psychology of Arithmetic" by Edward L. Thorndike
And the operations of your life meet on all sides the counter-influences of other lives.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
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In news:

Group Aims to Counter Influence of Teachers' Union in New York.
Syria's main opposition group in exile elected a left-wing veteran dissident born into a Christian family as its new president on Friday, a choice that could help counter Western concerns about possible Islamist influence over the group.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just wrapped up a 10-day tour of Africa, in part an effort to counter China's growing influence on the continent.
BANGKOK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, expanding US influence in Asia is more than just countering China or opening up new markets to American businesses.
In a column in today's Washington Post, David Ignatius says the US should have done more to interfere with the January 2005 Iraqi elections, supposedly to counter "Iranian influence.".
Successful over-the-counter pharmaceutical products in 2010 and beyond will likely rely on package design that communicates with and wins over physicians and other influencers of consumer purchases.
The international influence of Hillsong and Delirious is evident on other top cuts like "Don't Stop the Madness," a fresh response to life's struggles that thoughtfully counters prosperity gospel teaching.
The Anti-Masonic party, the first third party in the US, was formed in the 1820s to counter the influence of the Freemasons, a secretive fraternal group.
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