American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A revolution whose aim is the deposition and reversal of a political or social system set up by a previous revolution.
- n. A movement to oppose revolutionary tendencies and developments.
- n. A revolution aiming to reverse the political or social changes instigated by a previous revolution.
- n. a revolution whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by a previous revolution
“Spanish Embassy; some of these gentlemen are in contact with the war criminals and they are all in this together; that is what they call the counterrevolution; that is what is called the "reaction.”
“The revolution against Christianity has been under way for a few years," writes Gibson, "and now the counterrevolution is gearing up.”
“This general concern about the threat of atomic war, of revolution and counterrevolution is suffused by almost everybody's preoccupation with the difficult business of living in the modern age.”
“The counterrevolution is a constant revolution, since the Statist can never rid the individual or state of imperfection and inequality, no matter how hard he tries.”
“The battle against the counterrevolution is the battle of all people, and with the people's participation and support it has been possible to beat the counterrevolution.”
“And while the various revolutionary forces, the truly revolutionary forces, have culminated in what is seen now arising as a powerful political vanguard of the nation, a formidable proletarian Marxist-Leninist Party, (applause) today the counterrevolution is a fractionization of some 500 organizations.”
“The only force of the counterrevolution is the great force of empire, of the mighty foreigner.”
“The counterrevolution is a rotting worm (applause).”
“I imagine the obstacles that they have found in their way, the same islanders of which the Cuban revolution is the victim, and their efforts against the counterrevolution, that is why I hope that”
“Their use of the term "counterrevolution" merits special attention, as the signatories adopt the degrading and exclusionary language that springs from the dais.”
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