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  • n  the part of a check that is retained as a record

  • Harvardmen of every shade of opinion agreed that as dean of the Littauer School he will furnish a critical counterfoil to the Harvardman who has hitherto been the university's .
  • Although Gandhi once may have been flirting with the Japanese, either out of unworldly wisdom or as a counterfoil to the British, the final draft of the "Quit India" resolution .
  • In Tammany, which drew its membership from working men and enlisted veterans of the army of the Revolution, Burr saw the perfect political counterfoil to Alexander Hamilton's .

  • Chuck Colson in WorldNetDaily
    Colson told Klein that Kerry "was a thorn in our flesh. He was very articulate, a credible leader of the opposition. He forced us to create a counterfoil. We found a vet named John O'Neill and formed a group called Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace....
  • John McCain in
    The bicameral conference committee agreed to strengthen the Bureau of Food and Drugs to serve as a counterfoil to attempts to bring in fake or substandard medicines by allowing BFAD to retain its operating income from fees and other charges so it... Mar Roxas Apr 25, 2008 22865 30720 counterinsurgency It is by applying the tried and true principles of counterinsurgency used in the surge -- which Senator Obama opposed - - that we will win in Afghanistan. With the right strategy and the right forces, we can succeed in both Iraq and...

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