As a foil to his austerity, therefore, she would be audaciously gay in his presence.
I ask, why is Tommy to be always the foil of Mr. Barlow to this extent?
He then, replacing the button, laid the foil down, and resumed his seat and his discourse.
Our hero was alive to the emergency, and resolved to foil him.
As one fences in the dark, instinctively, so she kept him a foil's ...