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They want to use you as a makeweight in their game of wresting from the Russian workers their dearly-won liberty.
COMMUNISM AND CHRISTIANISMWILLIAM MONTGOMERY BROWN
I carefully noted all flaws, however slight, in each pipkin of his warehouse and set all such damaged goods aside as a makeweight.
THE MERCY OF ALLAHHILAIRE BELLOC
It opened without the intended makeweight, and the court of France was less inclined to make concessions for a peace.
THE REIGN OF MARY TUDORW. LLEWELYN WILLIAMS.
And then, as a makeweight in the bargain, the venal sacristan placed in my hands the head of Charlemagne.
Hitherto the supernatural has always been the makeweight of human ignorance; is it, in truth, this and nothing else?
MY PATH TO ATHEISMANNIE BESANT
They therefore subscribed a half-dollar piece each, in coin, as a sort of makeweight.
ON THE SPANISH MAINJOHN MASEFIELD
I have no sword; and if I had, in this case, most certainly, I would not use it as a makeweight in political reasoning.
They will all wish to make of us a makeweight candle, when they are making out their pounds.
It didn't really matter; his respectability seemed more than a makeweight for slighted syntax.
A LIKELY STORYWILLIAM DE MORGAN
Yon apple was meant to live an' bear fruit; the bonny apple's juist the makeweight.
CAPTIVITYM. LEONORA EYLES

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