Usage examples for counteract

  1. This secret under- current, as your Lordships will see, is to counteract everything, and, as fast as one part is rendered pure, totally to corrupt all the rest. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. " We're getting on by degrees," said the Secretary in the train, as he lit a cigar to counteract the atmosphere. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  3. I'll tell nobody, and mayhap, young as I am, I can give you some plain, useful advice from the green fields that will counteract the pernicious notions that rise in the stifling wynds of the crowded town. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  4. The business of the true reformer is to ascertain them and to remove or counteract them. – Salvation Syrup; Or, Light On Darkest England by G. W. Foote
  5. Well, said his mother, coldly, though her heart was beating fast, you are a man, and should counteract it. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  6. It has been held for generations that woman must practise principles of virtue to counteract man's example. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  7. The child, whether girl or boy, reflects the character of its home; and therefore we are compelled to deal with all the homes of the district or town, and are required often to counteract the influences they exert. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  8. And nothing but the living spirit of true authorship, and the application of just criticism, can counteract the natural tendency of these causes. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. The situation, dramatically, is so strong that, though the music also is very individual, it does not for a moment counteract the strength of effect of the closing scene, but just helps it to a complete finish. – Shakespeare and Music by Christopher Wilson
  10. And do not too openly counteract the King's will. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. But then, to counteract all these acquisitions, the strange habits of Pisani, and the incessant watch and care which he required from his wife, often left the child alone with an old nurse, who, to be sure, loved her dearly, but who was in no way calculated to instruct her. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  12. Would you be willing to join us in a circular to try to counteract the effect of mail- order competition? – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  13. At Clermont- Ferrand and Limoges we have noticed that the tendency at that time was to crowd the rose up too high against the roof and then try to counteract the effect by placing beneath it a row of lancets to bring down the whole group. – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  14. They were not injured in the slightest respect, thanks to the means taken to counteract the shock. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  15. His thoughts streamed all backwards now to counteract it. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood