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She called him out for his misogynistic remarks and asked why, if the show was satire like everyone said, Ed had no foils.

The choice of foils illuminates a broader truth about the campaign.

They are foils for the male characters, who in turn are cruel or indifferent to them.

Not by contrast, or as reciprocal foils do these elements act, which is the feeble conception of many, but by union.

They quarrelled in the dressing room, and fetched the foils and knocked off the buttons there.

In this game of foils Augusta showed remarkable skill, and seems to have eventually fooled Lady Byron to the top of her bent.

He had a special place adapted for his pistols, others for his foils, and again another for his whips.

It is in the selection and management of these foils that one of Peacock's principal distinctions lies.


On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to foils, such as: counterblow, complement, setting, guard, defense, and background.

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