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An argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument:‘the obvious counterargument to that dire prediction is that the recession has depressed earnings’
- ‘Despite the absence of backup from a large multinational, there are counter-arguments that give cause for hope.’
- ‘This kind of logic lies behind all conspiracy theories, with their infuriating imperviousness to counter-argument.’
- ‘In what follows, consideration will be given to the six most important of the counter-arguments.’
- ‘Bishop provides a succinct formulation of the counter-argument.’
- ‘They are not disproved by counter-arguments of the Kantian sort, any more than they are proved by those of the Newtonians.’
- ‘To avoid mistake, with equal care he records the counter-arguments.’
- ‘The counter-arguments are based on conceptions of social welfare.’
- ‘A very real counter-argument is that the risk was revealed by the high return.’
- ‘There is one important counterargument raised, perhaps not surprisingly, by my wife.’
- ‘There are a lot of counterarguments to using more labor in China.’
- ‘In response, apologists have fallen back on four counter-arguments.’
- ‘Making vaguely related assertions in response to an argument is not a counter-argument.’
- ‘There's also a counter-argument that some may feel wins the day.’
- ‘Of course some of the counter-arguments raised in this thread don't necessarily hold water either.’
- ‘That is why the best counter-argument he can offer is almost incoherent.’
- ‘Multimedia ultimately makes its own best counterargument by choosing an inaugural address by Wagner.’
- ‘There is a counter-argument: that the test of an effective legislature may not only be in its legislation.’
- ‘He was referring to my counter-argument about the efficacy of low-carbohydrate diets.’
- ‘There are three counterarguments to the above objection, all of which support the "content is not king" thesis.’
- ‘A counter-argument comes from the Argentinian, Borges, who claimed to be puzzled by his huge North American reputation.’
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