To better see all uses of the word
contrast
in
The Count of Monte Cristo
please enable javascript.

contrast
Used In
The Count of Monte Cristo
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

as in: contrast their writing styles Define
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • And Maximilian was patient, and employed himself in mentally contrasting the two girls,—one fair, with soft languishing eyes, a figure gracefully bending like a weeping willow; the other a brunette, with a fierce and haughty expression, and as straight as a poplar.
  • The French way of living is utterly unknown to me, and up to the present time I have followed the Eastern customs, which are entirely in contrast to the Parisian.

  • Show more
  • It is unnecessary to state that, in the eyes of the young man, Valentine did not suffer by the contrast.
  • In contrast with the old man, who is dragging his way to the tomb, are two children just entering into life—Valentine, the daughter by my first wife—Mademoiselle Renee de Saint-Meran—and Edward, the boy whose life you have this day saved.
  • The walls were hollowed out in sepulchres, one above the other, and which seemed in contrast with the white stones to open their large dark eyes, like those which we see on the faces of the dead.

  • There are no more uses of "contrast" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • Contrast winter in Panama with winter in Alaska.
  • Contrast typical underlying beliefs of pro-life and pro-choice supporters.

  • Go to more samples

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
  • "I was at the festival of my marriage, monsieur," said the young man, his voice slightly tremulous, so great was the contrast between that happy moment and the painful ceremony he was now undergoing;
  • so great was the contrast between the sombre aspect of M. de Villefort and the radiant face of Mercedes.

  • Show more
  • He was a man of forty to forty-five years, but he seemed at least fifty, and his black mustache and eyebrows contrasted strangely with his almost white hair, which was cut short, in the military fashion.
  • Her mouth, which might have been found fault with as too large, displayed teeth of pearly whiteness, rendered still more conspicuous by the brilliant carmine of her lips, contrasting vividly with her naturally pale complexion.
  • "Yes, Morrel," said Monte Cristo, with a calmness which contrasted strangely with the young man’s excitement; "yes, I would do so."
  • The count was dressed in black and with his habitual simplicity; his white waistcoat displayed his expansive noble chest and his black stock was singularly noticeable because of its contrast with the deadly paleness of his face.
  • However much the ballet might have claimed his attention, Franz was too deeply occupied with the beautiful Greek to take any note of it; while she seemed to experience an almost childlike delight in watching it, her eager, animated looks contrasting strongly with the utter indifference of her companion, who, during the whole time the piece lasted, never even moved, not even when the furious, crashing din produced by the trumpets, cymbals, and Chinese bells sounded their loudest fromů
  • Madame de Morcerf had lived there since leaving her house; the continual silence of the spot oppressed her; still, seeing that Albert continually watched her countenance to judge the state of her feelings, she constrained herself to assume a monotonous smile of the lips alone, which, contrasted with the sweet and beaming expression that usually shone from her eyes, seemed like "moonlight on a statue,"—yielding light without warmth.

  • There are no more uses of "contrast" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • 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.

  • Go to more samples

as in: it is a contrast Define
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
  • His calm and serene look formed a singular contrast to Albert’s grief-stricken face, who approached also, followed by the other four young men.

  • There are no more uses of "contrast" identified with this meaning in the book.

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

  • Go to more samples

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading