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  • nouncontrast
  • verbcircumvent, nip in the bud

synonyms for foils

  • antithesis
  • background
  • complement
  • counterblow
  • defense
  • guard
  • setting
  • hinder
  • prevent
  • thwart
  • counter
  • elude
  • frustrate
  • nullify
  • curb
  • cramp
  • rattle
  • skip
  • shake
  • disconcert
  • dash
  • duck
  • ditch
  • check
  • stymie
  • outwit
  • restrain
  • checkmate
  • disappoint
  • crimp
  • dodge
  • balk
  • crab
  • beat
  • stop
  • baffle
  • faze
  • bilk
  • defeat
  • foul up
  • shake off
  • bollix
  • juke
  • buffalo
  • get around
  • give the run-around
  • give the slip
  • hang up
  • run circles around
  • run rings around
  • shuffle off
  • throw monkey wrench in
  • upset the apple cart
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How to use foils in a sentence

Not by contrast, or as reciprocal foils do these elements act, which is the feeble conception of many, but by union.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
They quarrelled in the dressing room, and fetched the foils and knocked off the buttons there.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
In this game of foils Augusta showed remarkable skill, and seems to have eventually fooled Lady Byron to the top of her bent.
BYRONRICHARD EDGCUMBE
He had a special place adapted for his pistols, others for his foils, and again another for his whips.
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
It is in the selection and management of these foils that one of Peacock's principal distinctions lies.
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
The object of smearing the foils all over with shellac is to prevent them being acted upon by the acid.
ON LABORATORY ARTSRICHARD THRELFALL
While every one was getting ready, Harry brought out two foils and two masks on the porch a little later.
ERSKINE DALE--PIONEERJOHN FOX
Mr. Grey, do you think it quite fair that you with your skill should fight a man who knows nothing about foils?
ERSKINE DALE--PIONEERJOHN FOX
But however it is managed, this man and this woman played their stares like two foils feeling for an opening.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
Polyfoil, pol′i-foil, n. an opening or ornament consisting of several combined foliations, a combination of more than five foils.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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