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Synonyms for counter

Synonyms for counter

to return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one

to place in opposition or be in opposition to

Synonyms for counter

table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

a person who counts things

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

(computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

speak in response

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act in advance of

indicating opposition or resistance

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Now she rested her elbow on the cushion of the glove counter, and a pretty, pleasant young creature, delicate and deft of touch, drew a long-wristed "kid" over Mrs.
How long a time had passed since the first faint glow had been observed none could have guessed, but eventually the illumination was bright enough to reveal the whole interior of the store; and there, standing at his desk behind the counter, Silas Deemer was distinctly visible!
They thrust out their hands before them, pursued devious courses, came into violent collision with the counter, with boxes and barrels on the floor, and with one another.
The little counter being so short a counter that it leaves the fireplace, which would have been behind it if it had been longer, accessible, Mr Wegg sits down on a box in front of the fire, and inhales a warm and comfortable smell which is not the smell of the shop.
The evening visitors - the men with collars turned up and soft hats rammed down - nodded familiarly to Mrs Verloc, and with a muttered greeting, lifted up the flap at the end of the counter in order to pass into the back parlour, which gave access to a passage and to a steep flight of stairs.
He laid his hat upon the counter, close to which he had taken up his position, and smoothed back with his left hand his somewhat thick black hair.
Nor was she entitled to complain of any remarkable singularity in her fate; for, in the town of her nativity, we might point to several little shops of a similar description, some of them in houses as ancient as that of the Seven Gables; and one or two, it may be, where a decayed gentlewoman stands behind the counter, as grim an image of family pride as Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon herself.
roared the studious young gentleman, throwing the large book up into the air, and catching it with great dexterity at the very moment when it threatened to smash to atoms all the bottles on the counter.
He put one hand on the counter, vaulted over as easily as an acrobat and towered above the priest, putting one tremendous hand upon his collar.
One could see from a distance the inner wall with its scantily furnished shelves, and the deal counter painted brown.
Then I'll have ONE, please,' said Alice, as she put the money down on the counter.
A stout black-eyed woman looked up at his entrance from behind the counter.
Madame Defarge, his wife, sat in the shop behind the counter as he came in.
Simple tradesmen jumped their counters to become extemporized captains, colonels, and generals, without having ever passed the School of Instruction at West Point; nevertheless; they quickly rivaled their compeers of the old continent, and, like them, carried off victories by dint of lavish expenditure in ammunition, money, and men.
Behind the hotel there was an old store building, where the salesmen opened their big trunks and spread out their samples on the counters.