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I felt that the only counterpoise to my cruelty to you in my drawing-room would be to come as a suppliant to yours.'
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
This was a dream which is obviously a counterpoise to the exaggerated feeling of royal power.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
Then the counterpoise is diminished; the mechanical difficulty of lifting is augmented, yet still it takes place.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
Against the suffering of sensuous nature the human heart has only recourse to its moral nature as counterpoise.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
This may not be a counterpoise to the existing evils, but it is at least a share of mortal good, and good of an exquisite kind.
In this single individual he possessed an adequate counterpoise to the most dreaded cabal.
The colleges began as a counterpoise to the schools of the regular and mendicant orders, more particularly the latter.
It is the law of human nature, and the claims of the living are the counterpoise to the memory of the dead.
SIR JASPER CAREWCHARLES JAMES LEVER
This was probably to act as a counterpoise, and also to facilitate drawing the piece from the holster.
ARMOUR IN ENGLANDJ. STARKIE GARDNER
No representative system, or other popular organization, by way of counterpoise to this governing power, is ever contemplated.

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