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A rival attraction.‘it is a pity that this book may not triumph over the counter-attractions on the booksellers' shelves’
- ‘Loftus is a good 200 km from Mmabatho, and therefore the North West venue did not necessarily provide a counter-attraction to an important match happening in a big city like Pretoria.’
- ‘Granted, the Champions League can sometimes be its own worst enemy in providing counter-attractions on the small screen: on the same night, Milan-Barca drew large television audiences even beyond Italy and Spain.’
- ‘The counter-attractions of the Ireland v Australia rugby International and cross-channel soccer obviously affected the attendance and it was fair to say that Kilmoyley supporters certainly outnumbered their Cork counterparts.’
- ‘What is more, the counter-attraction also goes by the name of Williams.’
- ‘Men's minds will be won only when anti-Communist positions can radiate a counter-attraction.’
- ‘Walking Day was started by a former rector of Warrington, the Rev Horace Powys, as a counter-attraction to Newton Races which, he believed, were luring too many people to the ‘evils’ of gambling and drink.’
- ‘That is how most of us first came across the real English game and despite the counter-attractions on offer to children today, cricket is still a game best learned at a young age.’
- ‘Those who cited the body as a temple, were criticised for allowing sport to become a counter-attraction to the churches.’
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