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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 .
Quotes

  • 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 istockAnalyst.com
    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 http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar_Roxas&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH8qtuVMNI3cfVWTrlJ7cSZDZveaA Inquirer.net http://www.google.com/url?q=http://business.inquirer.net/money/breakingnews/view/20080425-132682/Stronger-medicines-bill-eyed----Roxas&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF9zjYMF8NVcM6ut0UiYrY1ECCqAQ 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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