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The Age of Innocence
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as in: contrast their writing styles Define
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • She had put on the low-necked and tightly-laced dinner-dress which the Mingott ceremonial exacted on the most informal occasions, and had built her fair hair into its usual accumulated coils; and her face, in contrast, was wan and almost faded.
  • "Or if not," she continued, pursuing her own thought with a painful application, "if it’s not worth while to have given up, to have missed things, so that others may be saved from disillusionment and misery—then everything I came home for, everything that made my other life seem by contrast so bare and so poor because no one there took account of them—all these things are a sham or a dream—"

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  • Contrast winter in Panama with winter in Alaska.
  • Contrast typical underlying beliefs of pro-life and pro-choice supporters.

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  • Mrs. Lovell Mingott had the high colour and glassy stare induced in ladies of her age and habit by the effort of getting into a new dress; but once the disappointment occasioned by her mother-in-law’s non-appearance had subsided, it was agreed that her black Chantilly over lilac satin, with a bonnet of Parma violets, formed the happiest contrast to Mrs. Welland’s blue and plum-colour.
  • A contrast indeed to this gay scene of worldly pleasure—but then I have always lived on contrasts!

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  • A contrast indeed to this gay scene of worldly pleasure—but then I have always lived on contrasts!

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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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