Synonyms for counterpoise

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"Hamlet," on the other hand, is almost a lyric; there is no counterpoise to the student-prince.

But such greatness had to endure its price and its counterpoise.

Mr. Fison instinctively placed himself to counterpoise them.

The counterpoise may either be fixed or movable, or both at once.

It was suspended at one end of a lever, with a counterpoise at the other.

The frame F is also provided with a counterpoise to balance the cutters, &c.

But she overlooked the counterpoise of sentiment when a man is under twenty-five.

Simply and solely as a counterpoise, an antidote to Aurelius.

The counterpoise may either be fixed or moveable, or both at once.

Pride is a counterpoise, and turns the scale against all woes.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French contrepois (Modern French contrepoids), from contre- "against" (see contra-) + peis, from Latin pensum "weight," noun use of neuter past participle of pendere "to weigh" (see pendant).

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