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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNTERED

Greer countered fiercely with his left, but it was parried easily.

"I think you'll know a deal more of it shortly," countered Mr. Green.

"Might as well die of poison as starvation," Forepaugh countered.

"You mean, if you'd done what you say he's done," I countered.

Hence all such things would have to be admitted and countered.

"Or durn fool for Jack Roberts," countered Ellison promptly.

"You've been thinking me guilty, then," he countered swiftly.

"Why my outfit is still in the supply house in Omaha," countered the midget.

"Yes," she countered quickly, as though to cut off his explanation.

"And your patients are probably dying like flies," she countered.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "table where a money lender does business," from Old French contouer, comptoir (14c.) "counting room, table of a bank," from Medieval Latin computatorium "place of accounts," from Latin computatus, past participle of computare (see compute). Generalized 19c. from banks to shops, then extended to display cases for goods. Phrase under the counter is from 1926.

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