COUNTERACT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COUNTERACT
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 v.  negate; act against
Classic Sentence:
1  The pigs had an even harder struggle to counteract the lies put about by Moses, the tame raven.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
2  With this controversy, and with the means he had adopted to counteract this clerical persecution, Cedric found the mind of his friend Athelstane so fully occupied, that it had no room for another idea.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  His cheerfulness will counteract this.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  Finding the child more docile and amiable than her sister, the old lady felt it her duty to try and counteract, as far as possible, the bad effects of home freedom and indulgence.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
5  She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 50
6  Not content with misrepresenting the race, the mob-spirit was not to be satisfied until the paper which was doing all it could to counteract this impression was silenced.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
7  For to effect like actions, at the same time, in different places, is well-nigh impossible; nor can they be effected at different times, if you would not have one counteract another.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
8  Elinor submitted to the arrangement which counteracted her wishes with less reluctance than she had expected to feel.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25
9  The quantity of walking exercise I took, was not in this respect attended with its usual consequence, as the disappointment counteracted the fresh air.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
10  She had never seen a place for which nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 43
11  For true valour, tight discipline, and the feeling of security gained by repeated victories, are not to be counteracted by things of no real moment, dismayed by empty terrors, or quelled by a solitary mishap.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIII.
12  As I cried, I kicked the wall, and took a hard twist at my hair; so bitter were my feelings, and so sharp was the smart without a name, that needed counteraction.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
13  It is worthy of remark, as a curious physical instance of the efficacy of a sudden surprise in counteracting the effects of extreme fear, that her voice had quite recovered all its official asperity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
14  Man, in this earthly life, though he be capable of many evils, is not capable of them all at once, inasmuch as one evil corrects and counteracts another just as one poison frequently corrects another.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
15  I took it that the very mystery of the proceeding was in some way a counteractant to his grief.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  The conference concluded that it was up to western societies to change the image of Islam they held and especially to counteract negative images of Islam in the media.
2  Our bodies produce antibodies to counteract disease.
3  Thank God, the operation of the potion is slow, and may be counteracted.