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Synonyms for countermove

an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc

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Movements, countermovements, and the structure of political opportunity.
to mount a wholesale corporate countermovement against the instabilities and insecurities of industrial capitalism" (p.
A third countermovement, the Renovare movement, is closely associated with the writings of theologian Richard Foster and Dallas Willard, a professor of philosophy.
How, then, are we to understand the recent countermovement that has
also created a scaffold for the creation of a broad countermovement.
Another unique feature of this movement was the absence of any considerable countermovements, which could be explained by the fact that that the ulama remained, by and large, united in their support of the opposition.
While he publicly acquiesced to the demands of the constitutionalists, he privately planned the launch of a countermovement with his cronies.
With the rise of these countermovements, reform advocates faced an uphill battle in widening the reform agenda.
The bulk of the book is given over to three essays--on debt, prisons, and workfare--each of which explores a constitutive strand of this wider process of neoliberal class restructuring, and each culminating in a (selective, but suggestive) discussion of the ascendancy of potentially transformative political countermovements.
The director helps the directee to note and interpret the significant movements, countermovements, and changes in his or her inner daily experiences.
Bill is a key figure in this transcontinental narrative: His airless interpretation of Mondrian exerted a significant influence in South America in the '50s (thanks partly to his inclusion in the 1951 Sao Paulo biennial), as well as in Europe, spawning an array of movements and countermovements.
As well, there were countermovements outside government, including trade unions and other types of voluntary collective efforts.
Through these decades of artistic revolutions, movements and countermovements, the public in this century has finally come around to a position that a negative review is no different from a positive one.
Humanism" is explained in context and thereby understood, although the reader wonders why countermovements such as women's literature or working-class texts are not allowed to be "humanistic" as well.
in which countermovements, institutional political actors, and the Court