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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Countermovement A movement in opposition to another.
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In literature:

A countermovement is then accomplished from east to west with a remarkable resemblance to the preceding movement from west to east.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
Plainly he had no idea of her countermoves.
"Desperate Remedies" by Thomas Hardy
Madge's clever countermove had stunned his judgement.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
What countermove will he make?
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
What must be our countermove?
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
He had answered move by countermove.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
As early as July 1913 the demonstrations in Ulster led to discussion of a countermove among young men in Dublin.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
I have figured out my countermove.
"The Road" by Jack London
His countermove had to be prompt; some one was coming up the nearest steps.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
Ross thought it time for a countermove.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The Throg ship came up in a burst of speed, and Shann waited tensely for some countermove from the scout.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Our countermove is obviously to make no move at all.
"Breaking Point" by James E. Gunn
As soon as this is widely recognized, a countermovement ought to start.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo M√ľnsterberg
This assembly to be made up exclusively of antiques was her countermove.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
Perhaps Simon would give Sophia some hint about the countermove he must be planning.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He foresaw every movement of his antagonists and met it with a prompt countermove.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
What he had to do was figure that out and then plan a countermove.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
He pondered ways to drive him out and the various countermoves Old Yellowfoot might make to try to elude him.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Passing on, we come now to Verard's countermove to Du Pre's group, Horae measuring 6 inches or a little under by about 3(1/2).
"Fine Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
Between them she was always conscious of move and countermove.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson

In news:

Inside the Climate Change " Countermovement ".