You are well aware how necessary it is to reconnoitre an enemy to know by what method to counterwork his stratagems.
Grote wrote his history of Greece to counterwork the party bias of Mitford.
His case, he feared, was too sure to prove a sorrowful one, for he knew not how to counterwork their malevolence.
To detect and to counterwork this plot was obviously my duty.
The cardinal's disappointment strongly inclined him to counterwork the amorous projects of his rival.
Let it be to abjure thy malice; to counterwork this hellish stratagem; to turn from me and from my brother, this desolating rage!
In that situation, at worst, their nature was left free to counterwork their principles.
If the Syracusans succeeded in completing and holding this counterwork, the blockade of Syracuse would be rendered impossible.
My doom was ratified by powers which no human energies can counterwork.