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Counterposing

A slang term for the practice of an employee avoiding work by using jargon or vague statements to confuse and outsmart management.
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Rochlin argues that state definitions of security problems and societal definitions, which view security more in terms of the satisfaction of basic needs and quality of life, have become increasingly counterposed. Successful economic integration, he concludes, will only come about once these two conceptions are fused.
The highly factionalized political situation starkly counterposed strategies which otherwise might have been melded together and, preserving some of the older strategies, strengthened waitress organizing even in the new conditions.(2)
The state's tolerance of Jews because of their economic usefulness (about eighty-two thousand Jews attended the Leipzig fair between 1675 and 1764) was counterposed by profound suspicion of and prejudice against them.
One of my favorite poets (and a great theologian), Gerard Manley Hopkins, summed up the significance of the Resurrection in a poem with the jawbreaking title, "That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and Of the Comfort of the Resurrection." Hopkins sees simultaneously in the world of nature two things: its teeming life and vitality counterposed to death and decay.
By setting these last two scenes of the cloak opposite the introduction, Thiel identifies [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] as a significant theme (Athena's skill of weaving and shipbuilding counterposed to Apollo's skill of archery), and also places the portrait of Aphrodite looking at her reflection in Ares' shield at the center of the five scenes that are now seen as the core of the ecphrasis and carry, in Thiel's words, the [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] of the cloak (i.e., the power of Eros, craft, and magic over brute force).
Against this vision, Oakeshott counterposed a now-famous metaphor of politics as "men sail[ing] a boundless and bottomless sea: there is neither harbor for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.
He summoned up the hideous nightmare of what he called "exterminism" and counterposed a vision of free peoples refusing to do what the hairy ogre Nobodaddy told them to do.
One of Scranton's arguments is that craft and mass production should be seen as part of a spectrum of techniques rather than necessarily being sharply counterposed. In his article on the corset trade in late nineteenth century America, Bernard Smith looks in detail at an industry with an intriguing place on such a spectrum.
The work is a direct contribution to current debate in that it frames the issue of reconciliation as an issue that entails (among other things) the reconciliation of counterposed imaginaries.
The volume includes new translations of Kantor's work (counterposed with Kobialka's own analysis) and numerous illustrations of Kantor's work and theater productions.
The penetration implied by the X-ray is reiterated in intermittent, shadowy subterranean forms only apparent on close inspection, but such intimations of verticality are counterposed by the embedding of figures in thick lateral swaths.
"Imagining the king's death" thus took on new, sinister, and capacious overtones, with topical analogies to the "imprisonment" (and subsequent execution) of Louis XVI in France and by extension to the debate over political representation that was foregrounded by Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, where reason and representative transparency are counterposed to tradition, law, and the spectacle of majesty.