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Counterplot  v. t.  (past & past part. counterplotted; pres. part. counterplotting)  To oppose, as another plot, by plotting; to attempt to frustrate, as a stratagem, by stratagem. "Every wile had proved abortive, every plot had been counterplotted."

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"Counterplot" Quotes from Famous Books

... which Alban had been driven from the hotel, and a cordon of straight-backed officials immediately surrounded it. Early as the hour was, the meanest servant whom Zaniloff commanded had work to do and well understood the urgency of his task. The night had been one long story of plot and counterplot; of Revolutionaries fleeing from street to street, Cossacks galloping upon their heels, houses awakened and doors beaten down, the screams and cries of women, the savage anger of men. And all this, not upon the famous avenues which knew little of the new emeute, ...
— Aladdin of London - or Lodestar • Sir Max Pemberton

... 8. A letter from L. that my business was almost as well as done; but must be so sudden as not to leave room for 39's party to counterplot. That it is probable he would choose Scotland rather than Flanders or this country; which was all one ...
— Notes & Queries, No. 25. Saturday, April 20, 1850 • Various

... with swift strides the stealthy plotter stalks I must be quick too with my counterplot. To wait his onset passively, for him Is sure success, for ...
— The Oedipus Trilogy • Sophocles

... hourly occupation, Elena, but there are some intrigues, or whispers of them, which call for special treatment; they are not to be met by counterplot, but by open speech and ...
— Princess Maritza • Percy Brebner

Words linked to "Counterplot" :   counterplan, game, plot

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