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In the 1980s, the Court rejected a constitutional challenge to imposing the death penalty on juveniles; upheld the death penalty for disabled people suffering from "mental retardation"; and, in a widely condemned opinion, found no constitutional violation in the extreme racial disparities that could be seen throughout most death penalty jurisdictions.
Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  without parity; i.e., inequality or difference in some respect
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disparities disparity
Strongly Associated with:   disparate
Note that "dis-" can mean without; e.g., disheartened, disinterested, dispassionate, disregard.
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  • In the 1980s, the Court rejected a constitutional challenge to imposing the death penalty on juveniles; upheld the death penalty for disabled people suffering from "mental retardation"; and, in a widely condemned opinion, found no constitutional violation in the extreme racial disparities that could be seen throughout most death penalty jurisdictions.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • As much as possible they try to avoid any huge disparities in intelligence, temperament, social background, and age.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The disparity in their degree of avowed ideological and patriotic convictions was almost as great.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • But the disparity between what Leslie had promised and what she delivered was so wounding to my spirit that I became physically ill.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Though they are the two best fighters, the disparity between them is noticeable.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • They remind him only of the brutal disparity between his life and what he’d found in Kabul.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Even from game to game, Luma had to work hard to keep her kids focused on what they had and not on the disparities with the competition in gear, uniforms, and support.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • O the sense of distance and disparity that came upon me, and the inaccessibility that came about her!
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Their life seems an immense disparity between effort and opportunity.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life

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  • I might have seen there was too great a disparity between the ages of the parties to make it likely that they were man and wife.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He has devoted his professional life to addressing the educational disparities in this country.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Raising his cry of battle, which recalled some six or seven warriors, and reckless of the disparity of their numbers, he rushed upon his enemy.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But another observation I made was, in favour of the two honest men, to show what disparity there is between a diligent application to business, on the one hand, and a slothful negligent, and idle temper, on the other.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The only physical disparity between Nicole at present and the Nicole of five years before was simply that she was no longer a young girl.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Perhaps he had been too harsh with these people: The economic disparity between them was simply too great.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • A curious equality of friendship, originating, I suppose, in our respective circumstances, sprung up between me and these people, notwithstanding the ludicrous disparity in our years.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Even when he profits modestly for himself, his wife, and his kids, the disparities between his life and those of his constituents grow so wide that fingers point at him.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • When Preacher’s corn crop ripened in June, the disparity would be even greater.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He ascribed his brother’s indifference at first to the disparity of their age and education.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • In modern literature, many Christ figures (which I will discuss in more detail in Chapter 14) are somewhat less than Christlike, a disparity that does not inevitably go down well with religious conservatives.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • After clearing his throat, however, he proceeded thus— "I confess that I do think there is a disparity, too great a disparity, and in a point no less essential than mind.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Rather, as there was something abnormal and misbe— 77) gotten in the very essence of the creature that now faced me— something seizing, surprising, and revolting—this fresh disparity seemed but to fit in with and to reinforce it; so that to my interest in the man’s nature and character, there was added a curiosity as to his origin, his life, his fortune and status in the world.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • How could there be such disparity in the world?
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • I detailed the terrible disparities between black and white life in South Africa.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • There is some disparity in your respective years, but in your means and positions there is none; on the contrary, there is a great suitability.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Excepting inequality of fortune, and perhaps a little disparity of age, I can see nothing unsuitable.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I repeatedly brought up the disparity of our ages, but she would have none of it.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Iran is typical of third-world nations in that there is a pronounced disparity between the upper and lower classes.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • By then, I think, he was transmuting anger into something that felt better, a dream of ending the disparities, at least the medical ones, that separated Boston and Cange.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • They told me they trusted and confided their honour and good name to my virtue and rectitude alone, and bade me consider the disparity between Don Fernando and myself, from which I might conclude that his intentions, whatever he might say to the contrary, had for their aim his own pleasure rather than my advantage; and if I were at all desirous of opposing an obstacle to his unreasonable suit, they were ready, they said, to marry me at once to anyone I preferred, either among the…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The torn edges did not always fit—there were missing bits, there were disparities of size and colour, all of which it was naturally Selden’s business to make the most of in putting them under his client’s eye.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The boy walked next to his mother, holding her hand, still crying, and they seemed a picture of such amateurish sadness and calamity that I nearly started laughing—laughing not at the sadness but at the picture they made of it, at the disparity between their grief and its appearances.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Their progress was swift, the gigantic strength of Hurry enabling him to play with the light bark as if it had been a feather, while the skill of his companion almost equalized their usefulness, notwithstanding the disparity in natural means.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Which must be mutual, in proportion due Given and received; but, in disparity The one intense, the other still remiss, Cannot well suit with either, but soon prove Tedious alike: Of fellowship I speak Such as I seek, fit to participate All rational delight: wherein the brute Cannot be human consort: They rejoice Each with their kind, lion with lioness; So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined: Much less can bird with beast, or fish with fowl So well converse, nor with the ox the ape;…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • In 1936 when Bloom would be 70 and Stephen 54 their ages initially in the ratio of 16 to 0 would be as 17 1/2 to 13 1/2, the proportion increasing and the disparity diminishing according as arbitrary future years were added, for if the proportion existing in 1883 had continued immutable, conceiving that to be possible, till then 1904 when Stephen was 22 Bloom would be 374 and in 1920 when Stephen would be 38, as Bloom then was, Bloom would be 646 while in 1952 when Stephen would have…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Always until then, as is common among men whose taste for the fine arts develops independently of their sensuality, a grotesque disparity had existed between the satisfactions which he would accord to either taste simultaneously; yielding to the seduction of works of art which grew more and more subtle as the women in whose company he enjoyed them grew more illiterate and common, he would take a little servant-girl to a screened box in a theatre where there was some decadent piece…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • It is not for me to say whether there was any great disparity in such a match.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I say it with a sad sense of disparity between us.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Hypocrisy of American Slavery
  • The disparity of the losses as reported by Howe was greatly exagger— ated, however.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • As great a disparity prevails between the States of Georgia and Delaware or Rhode Island.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The disparity between these two realities was enough to suddenly and forcefully send Thomas into a tailspin.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • In addition to economic and social disparity between blacks and whites, Fryer had become intrigued by the virtual segregation of culture.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • But the only thing that unites us all, the only Grail that can strengthen us by drawing the disparities closer, is the Imaginarium Geographica.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • This unfortunate effect of the disparity of conditions is not observable in savage life: the Indians, although they are ignorant and poor, are equal and free.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • What could be the reason, then, of this curious disparity, I wondered, drawing cart-wheels on the slips of paper provided by the British taxpayer for other purposes.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • In 2003, Hispanics passed African Americans as the largest minority in the country Given rates of immigration and natural increase, that disparity is likely to grow.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The reason for that complete unconsciousness of his own behaviour is to be found in the disparity, so obvious in his books, between the critical and the imaginative power.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • But the fact was, until there was more to trade with the rest of the Galaxy, he was in the strange position of having more available credit to do something about the disparity than any five Earth governments.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Jack offered to take turns but the disparity in sizes was obvious; Rod said angrily for Jack to cover them, front, rear, all sides; Rod would be helpless if they had the luck to be surprised by one of the pseudo-lions.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
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