| Sentences of counterbalance|
v. act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one
It is commonplace in America to counterbalance a Democratic president with Republicans in the Congress, and vice versa.
Sentence in Classic:
To counterbalance their royal descent, he had courage, activity, energy, and, above all, that devoted attachment to the cause which had procured him the epithet of The Saxon, and his birth was inferior to none, excepting only that of Athelstane and his ward.
It was the choicest gift of Heaven; and Anne viewed her friend as one of those instances in which, by a merciful appointment, it seems designed to counterbalance almost every other want.
He was beyond comparison the most pleasant man; he certainly admired her, and his situation in life was most eligible; but, to counterbalance these advantages, Mr.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context