foil

All Noun Verb
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  • It is believed by some that this treatment foiled many escape attempts before they even started.
  • However, the plan was foiled by the poor financial state of the companies involved.
  • Bad weather or poor administration foiled the American efforts to cross the river.
  • When viewed close up however, it is possible to see through the foil.
  • An attempt to conduct the meeting outside the house in the garden was also foiled.
  • Shakespeare often includes foils for his characters to have one set off the other.
  • She wants to give revenge to the people who foiled her evil plans.
  • She also said she kept the drugs in foil "to use them later."
  • This plan was foiled when he lost the first match.
  • The foils can be removed and the boat remains class legal.
  • The two principal female characters are probably conceived as foils to each other.
  • In modern windows, copper foil is now sometimes used instead of lead.
  • Entire self-possession may make a battle very little more dangerous to life than a match at foils or at football. Cited from Essays, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • How a man past thirty foils a man scarcely twenty! Cited from The Caxtons, by E. B. Lytton, Part 14
  • Poor weather foiled both attempts, but they had not been noticed by the authorities.
  • His plans are put on hold when an assassination attempt on him is foiled by means beyond human technology.
  • A major illness to the young emperor would foil their plans.
  • It contains an extended version of their Foiled album and a live recording disc.
  • There were some foils upon a table -- some points also. Cited from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe V4[Raven Edition]
  • Bobby attempts to foil her every plan, and he ends up eating her.
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Meaning of foil

  • noun A piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    the photographic film was wrapped in foil
  • noun Anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    pretty girls like plain friends as foils
  • noun Picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
  • noun A light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
  • verb Enhance by contrast
    In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background
  • verb Cover or back with foil
    foil mirrors