Definition of counterpoise:
proportion, correspondence, neutralizer, proportionality, offset, set off, countervail, corrective, redeem, order, poise, substitute, neutralize, compensate, rest, counter, counterpose, outweigh, stasis, balance wheel, counterforce, symmetricalness, remainder, equalizer, counterweight, residual, residuum, counteraction, balance, equilibrium, equilibration, symmetry, make up, counteract, counterbalance, canceler, residue, equaliser, equipoise.
- "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
- "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
This little assemblage of country people weeping and praying for him who, as they supposed, was then being executed on a public square, among a crowd of persons come from all parts to swell the shame of such a death,- this feeble counterpoise of prayer and pity, opposed to the ferocious curiosity and just maledictions of a multitude, was enough to move any soul, especially when seen in that poor church.- "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.