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COUNTER, Eng. law. The name of an ancient prison in the city of London, which has now been demolished.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The analysis is in service of a larger thesis that goes counter to a commonly accepted interpretation of German idealism as "essentially the culmination of the Cartesian tradition," which is usually accompanied by "a seductively simple narrative" that makes it "the gradual and inevitable completion of Kant's 'Copernican Revolution' " (1-2).
This goes counter to Transneft's own plans to increase the current Baltic Pipeline System (BTS) capacity to 62 million tons by 2005.
And for another it goes counter to the biological realities.
Nevertheless, Wesley included this article, which actually is taken from article seven of the Augsburg Confession, among the articles he sent to America in 1784, a fact which goes counter to Dreyer's assertion.
A finding that goes counter to what has been believed is the amount of income.