Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of counter.
  • n. An obsolete form of country.
  • n. A form of counter-, either obsolete (Middle English) or as modern French (pron. kon'tr, F. kôṅ'tr), in some words not naturalized in English.

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Examples

  • I'll be looking up the passage in the critical edition later this week, but given both the English translation in the Jolley-Scott and Rodis-Lewis's French text, the text certainly says 'contre', and there's probably nothing in the Oeuvres Complètes that will shed light on it.

    A Puzzle about Seventeenth Century French

  • Looking to the time trial in Mendrisio to prove that her surprise silver medal in the contre la montre in the Beijing Olympics was "not a fluke", she flopped with 11th place, then was left devastated a few days later after her confidence seemed to desert her in the road race, on a vicious course that seemed tailor-made for her climbing.

    Emma Pooley confirms her place among the world's elite

  • I'm sure what Williamson said is true, but I'd also guess that after yesterdays contre-temps between the England team and an Indian official there's also some diplomacy at work.

    Commonwealth Games day seven - as it happened

  • DVD Review: Astérix et Obélix contre César (Asterix & Obelix vs. Caesar) (6) 50th Anniversary of Asterix (7)

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  • DVD Review: Astérix et Obélix contre César (Asterix & Obelix vs. Caesar) (6)

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  • L'avocat général a requis vendredi de quinze à vingt ans de prison contre Jacques Viguier, professeur de droit toulousain jugé en appel par la cour d'assises du Tarn pour le meurtre de son épouse, Suzanne, mystérieusement disparue depuis le 27 février 2000. 19

    Disappearance

  • L'avocat général a requis vendredi de quinze à vingt ans de prison contre Jacques Viguier, professeur de droit toulousain jugé en appel par la cour d'assises du Tarn pour le meurtre de son épouse, Suzanne, mystérieusement disparue depuis le 27 février 2000.

    Disappearance

  • Le massacre de Béziers (22 jullet 1209) et la croisade contre les Albigeois vus par Césaire de Heisterbach (Portet-sur-Garonne, France: Loubatières, 1994), especially 76–83.

    Bloodlust

  • While the film does make clear that the organization is mixed with money (and big money), I did not detect the specific elements that distinguish cult practices: manipulation of members, traumatic brainwashing of those who wish to leave, coercing money, etc (see, par contre, my review of The Landmark Forum).

    Karin Badt: David Lynch and Transcendental Meditation: David Wants to Fly

  • L'Organisation des Nations unies a enfin décidé de soutenir le peuple libyen contre le dictateur Moammar Qaddafi, mettant terme à une période d'indécision durant laquelle l'armée des mercenaires de Qaddafi a pu employer des armes modernes contre les sans-culottes des révoltés.

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