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contrast
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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as in: it is a contrast Define
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
  • ... and a pair of very penetrating dark eyes, which present a singular contrast to the colour of his hair,
  • The road in which we found ourselves as we turned round the corner from the retired Saxe-Coburg Square presented as great a contrast to it as the front of a picture does to the back.

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  • College is quite a contrast to high school.
  • Her red dress was a striking contrast to all the black dresses around her.

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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
  • To me at least there was a strange contrast between the sweet promise of the spring and this sinister quest upon which we were engaged.
  • Its splendour was in such contrast to his homely ways and simple life that I could not help commenting upon it.

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  • Yet his actions were in absurd contrast to the dignity of his dress and features, for he was running hard, with occasional little springs, such as a weary man gives who is little accustomed to set any tax upon his legs.

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  • The contrast in their leadership styles is striking. Olivia motivated people with fear. Isabella motivated them with praise.
  • There was quite a contrast between the styles of the two teachers.

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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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