counterthrust

counterthrust

(ˈkaʊntəˌθrʌst)
n
an opposing or retaliatory thrust, esp in warfare or combat sports
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Digression in this discourse is achieved principally by feint, counterthrust and discombobulation, if not outright obfuscation.
responded to the Park Service's counterthrust by making its
With Hawthorne this doubleness was most pronounced because the reality of sin was most acute and because, beginning with his marriage and residence in Concord in the early 1840s, he was deeply responsive to its secular counterthrust, the appeal of a "natural life."
To add insult to injury, the wicked bounce also enabled the Dragons to launch a scoring counterthrust.
What is most telling is that in many cases, the stakes in these supposedly political arguments are so low, the texts under review so obscure, that each feint, thrust, and counterthrust cannot possibly interest anyone but the well-versed amateur at best, the professional scholar at worst.
Mullahs trumpet the Iran-Hezbollah alliance as a fundamentalist, Islamist counterthrust against moderate Sunni Arabs.
(41) Father Barroso, leading a Portuguese missionary counterthrust in 1881, noted when he arrived in the city that it held "hardly 600 souls" (much reduced from a smallpox epidemic in 187374).
The bucks use them for fighting, a fast-paced ballet in which the attacking buck may jump high in the air to slash down with his tusks, then turn a barrel roll as he exits to evade a counterthrust. Most of the mature bucks, including mine, had old scars and tattered ears from these tusk fights.
That would ensure plenty of managerial cut and counterthrust, with Ancelotti on record as being dismissive and angry about Mourinho's constant self-promotion and lack of respect for his peers.
(40) Even the implied detail of King Oedipus stopping his hands from tragic self-injury resonates with the hope of stopping and reversing the hands of the doomsday clock, which the Bulletin's editors themselves did, every time diplomacy and goodwill managed a successful counterthrust to hawkish rhetoric and international brinksmanship.
Historically overshadowed by Sydney and Melbourne Queensland's architects are now fermenting a pragmatic counterthrust that responds to a very particular climate and context.