Sentence Examples

  • It was partly in order to counterpoise the power of archdeacons that bishops created officials (Fournier, p. 8).
  • From that time Russia gravitated slowly towards an alliance with France, and sought to create a counterpoise against the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria and Italy.
  • The fruit of his policy, which made of Rome a counterpoise against the effete empire of the Greeks upon the one hand and against the pressure of the feudal kingdom on the other, was seen in the succeeding century.
  • Manfred, now called king of Sicily, headed the Ghibellines, and there was no strong counterpoise against him.
  • In the reign of this pope Francis was released from his prison in Madrid (1526), and Clement hoped that he might still be used in the Italian interest as a counterpoise to Charles.