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 Meanings and Examples of COUNTERBALANCE
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 v.  act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one
Classic Sentence:
1  He had no weapon, excepting a poniard at his belt, which served to counterbalance the weight of the bunch of rusty keys that hung at his right side.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
2  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.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
3  And then, after all, I go too fast in my conclusions: for what I yet know, you may be no better than the rest; you may have intolerable defects to counterbalance your few good points.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  It is commonplace in America to counterbalance a Democratic president with Republicans in the Congress, and vice versa.