counteragent


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counteragent

(ˈkaʊntərˌeɪdʒənt)
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a person or thing that counteracts
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Looking back on the bookshelf now located (for the most part) in memory, I can see the tracts of Confucius sitting side-by-side with Donald Hamilton's episodic fiction about an American counteragent, Matt Helm.
Throughout those writings and the present collection of interviews, three distinct perspectives appear on the existence of women-only concerts, recordings, books, and similar projects: the first views such activities as a potential counteragent to poor representation in other venues; the second recognizes them as the celebration of a particular tradition within a larger community; and the third believes they actually contribute to the marginalization of women.
As Regina Psaki has shown, Boccaccio is parodying here the conventional medieval motif of women's secret knowledge and power, often posited as a corrosive counteragent to that of men--an ironic projection, considering that it was men who conspired to exclude women from higher learning.
50) As the official medieval counteragent to witchcraft, this ecclesiastical power of cursing and blessing is relentlessly lampooned in Marlowe's burlesque scenes at Rome.
This book, appealing to those studying any of the natural sciences, acts as a counteragent to other books which claim that the universe can be, and perhaps someday will be, fully explained through science.
Unless a counteragent can be found within 48 hours, London will be ground zero for a global pandemic.
The deadly virus has been detected and unless a counteragent can be found within 48 hours, London will the centre of a pandemic.
Unless a counteragent can be found, London will be ground zero for a global pandemic.
One of the better sports movies in recent memory, "Blue Blood" is a counteragent to the era of the steroid-shooting superhero, a film that puts athletics back in perspective, and on a human scale.
His real annoyance, however, is directed towards the void in which he finds himself, where "only the appreciation of a special intelligence can counteract the superficial appreciation of the inferior intelligence of the mass of readers and critics" (Jean-Aubry 316), and where it was his lot rarely, if ever, to experience the effects of that counteragent in momentary remove from the pressures of superficial respect.
If the future of Swiss research and development looked dismal there for a while, Schmitt and Kubler would seem to have hatched a counteragent to the swarthiness of all the doomsday prophecies being spun in recent months: 'Science City.
concurring) (reasoning that Article 31(b) warnings were implemented "to provide a counteragent for possible intangible 'presumptive coercion,' implicit in military rank and discipline").