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contrast
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  • The contrast aroused a deep sympathy in his heart as he looked at the lovely face.
  • "It was to be fifty if I won the case, only five if I lost," interrupted Lebedeff, speaking in a low tone, a great contrast to his earlier manner.

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  • He spoke so seriously in addressing Lebedeff, that his tone contrasted quite comically with that of the others.
  • There was so great a contrast between us that I am sure we must both have felt it; anyhow, I felt it acutely.
  • I remarked to him, as I rose to depart, that, in spite of the contrast and the wide differences between us two, les extremites se touchent (’extremes meet,’ as I explained to him in Russian); so that maybe he was not so far from my final conviction as appeared.

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as in: contrast their writing styles Define
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
as in: there is a contrast Define
a difference -- especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
as in: it is a contrast Define
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
as in: sharpen the picture contrast Define
the difference between tones of an image -- as in a photo or video -- such as the quality of brightness or the intensity of shades or colors
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