If you speak truth, father, one count against Christians has passed, from my mind at least.
Well, then, the backsliding was natural, and oughtn't to count against him.
For you can safely refuse to do this—it will not count against you as Scout.
This may, of course, be thought to count against them as a people.
At home his very youth seemed to count against him, but in London it was, if anything, in his favour.
But perhaps it might count against him with the girl he wants to marry.
Will Allerton lived in Chicago; that was a second count against him, but equally futile as a valid argument for dissuasion.
All this must, for the time, count against Dickens; for of all the Victorians he was the midmost.
Of course the reasons in favour of each one scheme, count against all the rest.
Yet these technical considerations do not count against the value of his masterpiece.