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kown ter ba luhns

  • n  a weight that balances another weight
  • n  equality of distribution
  • n  a compensating equivalent
  • v  adjust for
  • v  contrast with equal weight or force
  • v  oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

  • In the '70s, this symbiosis that saw mafiosi as a counterbalance to communists remained real enough for veteran Italian conservative newspaper editor Indro Montanelli to advise .
  • You get some genetic holdover like a man would have, where the male hormones that are present in women without the estrogen counterbalance will cause hair loss.
  • Gore has also been helpful to Chicago venture capitalists Sheldon and Anita Drobny, who announced in February that they planned to fund a liberal radio network to counterbalance .
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  • Column: Meddling in the Mideast Leads to Ethnic Strife
    On the heels of al-Qaida’s 9-11 attacks on the U.S., neoconservatives in the George W. Bush administration believed that the establishment and spread of liberal democracy in the Middle East would counterbalance the alarming anti-American hostility of jihadists’ radical Islam.
    June 15, 2013 - Valley News
  • When Sustainability Stories Are Good Business (Video)
    A Los Angeles-based multimedia platform focuses on inspiring stories about the environment to help counterbalance the usual doom-and-gloom narrative.
    June 14, 2013 - Entrpreneur
  • One-armed beauty queen takes Miss Iowa crown, heads to Miss America Pageant
    Nicole Kelly was named Miss Iowa 2013 over the weekend, and the 23-year-old beauty queen now will head to the national stage for the Miss America contest. But the real news: Miss Kelly has only one arm. "As I grew up, I learned to counterbalance the initial stares I received ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Washington Times

  • Jim Balsillie in ZDNet
    RIM's work-around provides a contingency for our customers and partners and a counterbalance to NTP's threats,Jim Balsillie, RIM co-chief executive, said in a statement. "This will hopefully lead to more reasonable negotiations, since NTP...
  • Segolene Royal in ABC News
    It is necessary in a democracy to have ...... a counterbalance of powers,Royal told RTL radio on Monday.
  • Ban Ki-moon in UN News Centre
    A comprehensive approach on security sector reform needs to be supported by effective governance and progressive advances in the political process, to counterbalance concentrated military efforts,he stated.

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