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counter- +‎ view


counterview (plural counterviews)

  1. An opposing viewpoint.
  2. A posture in which two persons face each other.
    • Milton
      Within the gates of hell sat Death and Sin, / In counterview.
    • Sir W. Hamilton
      M. Peisse has ably advocated the counterview in his preface and appendix.
  3. A position in which two dissimilar things illustrate each other by opposition; contrast.
    • Jonathan Swift
      I have drawn some lines of Linger's character, on purpose to place it in counterview or contrast with that of the other company.