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as in: contrast their writing styles Define
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • The scattered houses between which they passed in town were small and desolate in contrast to the expanse of huge snowy yards and wide street.
  • With Carol, Mrs. Howland, Mrs. McGanum, and Vida Sherwin she was a link between the Jolly Seventeen and the serious Thanatopsis (in contrast to Juanita Haydock, who unnecessarily boasted of being a "lowbrow" and publicly stated that she would "see herself in jail before she’d write any darned old club papers").

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  • And when it comes down to this tailor, why, can’t you see—you that take on so about psychology—can’t you see that it’s just by contrast with folks like Doc McGanum or Lym Cass that this fellow seems artistic?

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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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  • Swinburne would be such a—well, that is, such a contrast to life as we all enjoy it in our beautiful Middle-west——
  • But it is morally instructive to know that he was a good student and educated himself, in striking contrast to the loose ways and so-called aristocratic society-life of Lord Byron, on which I have just spoken.

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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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