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coun·ter·pose

 (koun′tər-pōz′)
tr.v. coun·ter·posed, coun·ter·pos·ing, coun·ter·pos·es
To set in contrast, opposition, or balance.

counterpose

(ˈkaʊntəˌpəʊz)
vb (tr)
to place (something) in opposition to
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Verb1.counterpose - constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
counterbalance, oppose - contrast with equal weight or force
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5) "Natural" and "theo-logical" conclusion-drawing has, historically, often led to irreconcilable counterpositions, as the sad history of Christian heresies witnesses.
In addition, a number of the focus group participants were located within voluntary sector contexts that facilitated their politicisation, and enabled the production of other kinds of values and counterpositions, and the building of networks of solidarity that crossed ethnic and national lines, thereby countering the tendencies we have discussed to pit nationalities against each other.
The artist deployed colorful threads and twine in increasingly intricate counterpositions with yarn and patterned fabrics as she added to the vocabulary of her very first sculptures an array of flattened shapes, mounded forms, and multipart structures whose arching elements evoke handles or the silhouettes of musical instruments or archers' bows.
As a response to the devils in the external domain of his self, he developed the avoidant and, even more influential (and initially not sufficiently recognized), the dreamer and perfectionist as counterpositions.
Though America in the eighteenth century saw the "corruption and disabling" of this "ancient Magick" (487) as a cultural practice, it continues from these counterpositions on a wide scale.
Cognizant of the primordial and originary communal dialectic-- autonomous intelligence and spontaneous intersubjectivity--in the good of order, and aware of possible successive lower viewpoints when counterpositions reduce various manifolds to a single order of intelligibility, we may now consider the fact of technological development and integration as a function of intelligence.
History throws up interesting coincidences that, in fact, produce far more interesting counterpositions.
Lawrence Langer suggests that "Wiesel's literary work is a sustained dramatization of counterpositions, a long monologue disguised as a series of dialogues, revealing his own divided self" (40).
For once, let's work like the European Union: there are positions and counterpositions, people think that it is all heading for a dead-end, and then at the last minute, they all agree.
Accordingly, Lonergan transposed the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity by which the hold of counterpositions is broken and the vicious circle of violence and vengeance disrupted by that love that would return evil with a still greater good.