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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNTERPART

She was the counterpart of her father; and Doctor Strong had been loved by other men.

The three-legged crow in the sun is the counterpart of the three-legged ram-toad in the moon.

The line was, "I will accept nothing which all may not have their counterpart of on the same terms."

There is a second, I said, which is the counterpart of the one already named.

This difference had to have its counterpart in the campaign.

The trade union has its counterpart in what are termed the "upper classes."

There is no counterpart to this opening scene in Golding's Ovid.

Every thing went on in order; one day was the counterpart of another.

These have no counterpart in the whole literature of letters.

The last was practically the counterpart of the mediæval English copyholder.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., originally countre part "duplicate of a legal document," from Middle French contrepartie, from contre "facing, opposite" (see contra-) + partie "copy of a person or thing," originally fem. past participle of partir "to divide" (see party (n.)).

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