n.1.(Man.) The resistance of a horse, that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manege, occasioned by a bad horseman, or the bad temper of the horse.
2.Resistance; opposition.
Give not shus the countertime to fate.
- Dryden.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It covers the forbearers, the ci-devant god, Eve and inoperativity: one time before the other, the countertime of philosophy (prolegomena to a theory of the promise), epinoia: the countertime of religion, and threatening promise: before-first persons.
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If somebody attempted to execute a stop-hit--"tempo"--and his opponent counteracted it by a stop-hit with opposition, it was called "tempo contra tempo"--the origin of contemporary countertime, understood as an action against a counterattack.