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Definition of "countervails" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of countervail. (verb)

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Use "countervails" in a sentence
  • "Some (including me) like to use she as the default instead of he (on the idea that it countervails against the tendency of treating masculinity as the default, while also calling attention to it)."
  • "The pious and the powerful find little need, however, to willfully distort scientific knowledge when society as a whole joins them in ignoring information that countervails not only religious and political aims, but individual material desires as well."
  • "Is the Note suggesting that Purposivists which it countervails against Textualists would reach any other result?"
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