run counter to
- . to have a contrary effect or action to
Example Sentences Including 'run counter to'
Despite a commitment to allow that move, regulations have been published that run counter to the spirit of the WTO.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
I can make new law here, subject to reversal in a higher court, but I cannot lightly run counter to that assumption.
The Complete Stories Volume 2
It would run counter to the increasing economic importance of Western Europe for Britain.
The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000
So separation of one supervisory function from monetary authority doesn't run counter to the move towards having a super-regulator.
Business Today (2001)
The researchers stress that confirmatory studies are required, as the findings are novel and run counter to previous reports.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
They argued that penalizing H&R Block would unjustly enrich National Trust and run counter to "modern commercial realities.
Globe and Mail (2003)
We are particularly concerned by the suggestion of tension based on nationality, for that would run counter to all that USP stands for.
Australian News Misc (2004)
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