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contrast
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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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
  • Harry could see him sweating in the torchlight, his white skin contrasting strongly with the black of his hair and beard.
  • Her hair was set in elaborate and curiously rigid curls that contrasted oddly with her heavy-jawed face.

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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: it is a contrast Define
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
  • A wizard had just Apparated at their fireside, and he could not have made more of a contrast with Ludo Bagman, sprawled on the grass in his old Wasp robes.

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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: 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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