Examples of counterrevolution in a Sentence
The leader vowed to stop any attempt at counterrevolution.
Soldiers loyal to the President led the counterrevolution.
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Count these as two more successes for the swell of authoritarianism buffeting the world, and the counterrevolution against the Arab Spring.
But the supposed backstage liberal counterrevolution that critics fear has yielded modest results.
The fall of the Romanov dynasty in March 1917 did not spark violence or a counterrevolution – that would come a few months later when the Bolsheviks seized power in November 1917.
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Definition of counterrevolution for English Language Learners
: action by a group, army, etc., that is done to overthrow a government that is in power because of an earlier revolution
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