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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n counterrevolution a revolution whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by a previous revolution
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In literature:

Their character had been formed amidst frequent and violent revolutions and counterrevolutions.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Undoubtedly a French statesman could not but wish for a counterrevolution in England.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Extrapolating Russian history, it would be reasonable to expect a backlash in the form of a counterrevolution.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin

In news:

The coming American counterrevolution .
Sexual Counterrevolution It is far from unthinkable that we will have one.
Huth's course in counterrevolution .
But another decision demonstrated the limits of the Court's counterrevolution.
On Tuesday night's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Stewart discussed a new book, A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes, with its author, John O'Hara.
Nick Cullather's The Hungry World teaches us that US agricultural assistance in Asia during the cold war was a Green Counterrevolution.
The economic program of the Reagan administration, like that of the Thatcher government in Britain, manifests a conservative counterrevolution in the theory, ideology, and practice of economic policy.
First there was the sexual revolution, then the sexual counterrevolution — and what has this counterrevolution wrought.
The case for the rebellious students and their counterrevolution.