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chiaroscuro -- (Italian)
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Not that Mr. Wakem had not other sons beside Philip; but toward them he held only a chiaroscuro parentage, and provided for them in a grade of life duly beneath his own.

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  • Rembrandt is known for strong chiaroscuro effects.
  • And now as I approached closer to the front door I saw the two of them pressed together, defined in obscure relief against the pink hallway where a dangling forty-watt lightbulb, nearly engulfed by a cloud of fluttering moths, cast its palsied chiaroscuro.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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