counterstroke


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counterstroke

n
1. a counterattack
2. (Military) a counterattack
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Initially, this did not work; the UN and ROK troops were pushed into a perimeter at Pusan on the southern tip of the peninsula, but MacArthur was planning a counterstroke.
Crusoe finally asserts that God gives all beings, even the devil, time in which to repent and be forgiven, to which Friday, in a masterful counterstroke, replies: "That well; so you, I, devil, all wicked, all preserve, repent, God pardon all" (RC 168).
With correspondences with Al Aronowitz, James Baldwin, Harvey Breit, Aldous Huxley, and Truman Capote, the counterstroke to beatnik literary and occult glories was studied and wed to pragmatic assessments.
During the second week of March, the PAVN counterstroke intensified leaving Gen.
The former pupil praises the headmaster for his distinction in verses, albeit with reservation; and with even more publicity than was the case at the Eton flogging block, where part of the humiliation was being exposed in nakedness and vulnerability before the other pupils, he administers a counterstroke both to Hawtrey's "well-played stroke" in a language game and to strokes of a more literal and physically painful kind.
LOS ANGELES -- Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released ''The Interview'' online Wednesday -- an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas release of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Joffre's revised plan also called for the newly assembled French Sixth Army in Paris to be ready for a quick counterstroke.
This move by the BJP could be seen as a counterstroke to Congress trying to rope in cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar for campaigning in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, held on 25 November.
He created a new reality where drinking methylated spirits was no longer an unspeakable act of the doomed but a counterstroke of wit, a cunning coup against the Machine.
He concedes that the Bush administration's initial counterstroke in Afghanistan was "one of the most stunning unconventional military victories in modern history, overthrowing the Taliban in a matter of weeks with only some four hundred American soldiers and intelligence officers on the ground, working with tens of thousands of men in the Northern Alliance and the targeted wrath of the US Air Force.
Since Russia has no capability of invading the United States, a nuclear attack, even massive, which would be followed by an American counterstroke equally powerful, can be considered a likely event only if one can believe that the Russian political leadership is maniacally suicidal.