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  • I detailed the terrible disparities between black and white life in South Africa.†   (source)
  • In addition to economic and social disparity between blacks and whites, Fryer had become intrigued by the virtual segregation of culture.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Iran is typical of third-world nations in that there is a pronounced disparity between the upper and lower classes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The disparity of the losses as reported by Howe was greatly exaggerated, however.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he had been too harsh with these people: The economic disparity between them was simply too great.†   (source)
  • But the only thing that unites us all, the only Grail that can strengthen us by drawing the disparities closer, is the Imaginarium Geographica.†   (source)
  • I repeatedly brought up the disparity of our ages, but she would have none of it.†   (source)
  • The disparity between these two realities was enough to suddenly and forcefully send Thomas into a tailspin.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But those less impressed by Leamas' criminal potential pointed at his large consumption of alcohol, at the expense of maintaining a separate household, at the fatal disparity between pay at home and allowances abroad, and above all at the temptations put in the way of a man handling large sums of hot money when he knew that his days in the service were numbered.†   (source)
  • The disparity in their degree of avowed ideological and patriotic convictions was almost as great.†   (source)
  • But the disparity between what Leslie had promised and what she delivered was so wounding to my spirit that I became physically ill.†   (source)
  • When Preacher's corn crop ripened in June, the disparity would be even greater.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Oh, my God ..."Don't let the disparity of our ages concern you.†   (source)
  • The disparity of our ages would have disturbed them.†   (source)
  • As I began to play against nationally ranked players at various tournaments and camps, I realized that the disparity between my potential and theirs was glaring.†   (source)
  • Many modern and postmodern texts are essentially ironic, in which the allusions to biblical sources are used not to heighten continuities between the religious tradition and the contemporary moment but to illustrate a disparity or disruption.†   (source)
  • But the various spellings of even one name can reveal a strong disparity: Here is the list of low-education white boy names.†   (source)
  • In the Union army the disparity between comparable groups—professionals and high white-collar occupations on one hand and low white-collar and blue-collar workers on the other—was much less, only about 25 percent.†   (source)
  • Fryer came to wonder: is distinctive black culture a cause of the economic disparity between blacks and whites or merely a reflection of it?†   (source)
  • White and Asian-American parents, meanwhile, give their children remarkably similar names; there is some disparity between white and Hispanic-American parents, but it is slim compared to the black-white naming gap.†   (source)
  • Here are the top five names among high-end and low-end families, in order of their relative disparity with the other category: Considering the relationship between income and names, and given the fact that income and education are strongly correlated, it is not surprising to find a similarly strong link between the parents' level of education and the name they give their baby.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Does the fact that a disparity such as this within the frame of a single cultural tradition, which is and has been taken for granted — does this fact indicate that the disparity is a part of the natural order of things?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Their life seems an immense disparity between effort and opportunity.†   (source)
  • He ascribed his brother's indifference at first to the disparity of their age and education.†   (source)
  • It is not for me to say whether there was any great disparity in such a match.†   (source)
  • I say it with a sad sense of disparity between us.†   (source)
  • Then the question arises, Is this one disparity sufficient to operate as a bar to such a marriage?†   (source)
  • 'There can be no disparity in marriage, like unsuitability of mind and purpose.'†   (source)
  • 'There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.'†   (source)
  • There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.'†   (source)
  • 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 piec†   (source)
  • Rather, as there was something abnormal and misbegotten 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • the convention for progress in Barcelona, why then ...They all laughed, and before the humanist could fly off the handle, Hans Castorp quickly told about a thrashing he had once received—a punishment still administered sometimes in the lower grades of his high school, where there had been riding crops in every room; and although social disparities had prevented teachers from laying a hand on him, he had once been thrashed by a bigger classmate, a lout of a fellow, who had applied the supple switch to his thighs and calves, right through his thin stockings, and it had hurt something awful, he would never forget.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Let it be an alliance of two large formidable natures, mutually beheld, mutually feared, before yet they recognize the deep identity which beneath these disparities unites them.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Excepting inequality of fortune, and perhaps a little disparity of age, I can see nothing unsuitable.†   (source)
  • At meridian the French ship was hull down, dead to leeward, the disparity of sailing on a wind being very great, and some islands were near by, behind which Jasper said it would be possible for the cutter to conceal her future movements.†   (source)
  • When hereditary wealth, the privileges of rank, and the prerogatives of birth have ceased to be, and when every man derives his strength from himself alone, it becomes evident that the chief cause of disparity between the fortunes of men is the mind.†   (source)
  • O the sense of distance and disparity that came upon me, and the inaccessibility that came about her!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I know that a comic disparity would be felt, if we should enter the acknowledged 'first circles,' and apply these terrific standards of justice, beauty, and benefit, to the individuals actually found there.†   (source)
  • —The attachment of Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax became commonplace, threadbare, stale in the comparison, exciting no surprize, presenting no disparity, affording nothing to be said or thought.†   (source)
  • The disparity I have mentioned, therefore, almost ceases to be disparity, and (virtually) all but disappears.'†   (source)
  • —He is your superior, no doubt, and there do seem objections and obstacles of a very serious nature; but yet, Harriet, more wonderful things have taken place, there have been matches of greater disparity.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bounderby is a very remarkable man; and what little disparity can be said to exist between you — if any — is more than counterbalanced by the tone your mind has acquired.†   (source)
  • At first, if you had not told me that more wonderful things had happened; that there had been matches of greater disparity (those were your very words);— I should not have dared to give way to—I should not have thought it possible—But if you, who had been always acquainted with him—†   (source)
  • 'There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose' —'no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.'†   (source)
  • But you know they were your own words, that more wonderful things had happened, matches of greater disparity had taken place than between Mr. Frank Churchill and me; and, therefore, it seems as if such a thing even as this, may have occurred before—and if I should be so fortunate, beyond expression, as to—if Mr. Knightley should really—if he does not mind the disparity, I hope, dear Miss Woodhouse, you will not set yourself against it, and try to put difficulties in the way.†   (source)
  • For, say that the child of a King and the child of a Weaver were born to-night in the same moment, what was that disparity, to the death of any human creature who was serviceable to, or beloved by, another, while this abandoned woman lived on!†   (source)
  • Do not think or speak of disparity between us, for there is none, except in all my many imperfections.†   (source)
  • 'When I was irrevocably married, there rose up into rebellion against the tie, the old strife, made fiercer by all those causes of disparity which arise out of our two individual natures, and which no general laws shall ever rule or state for me, father, until they shall be able to direct the anatomist where to strike his knife into the secrets of my soul.'†   (source)
  • The evil of the actual disparity in their ages (and Mr. Woodhouse had not married early) was much increased by his constitution and habits; for having been a valetudinarian all his life, without activity of mind or body, he was a much older man in ways than in years; and though everywhere beloved for the friendliness of his heart and his amiable temper, his talents could not have recommended him at any time.†   (source)
  • But I thought — I implore you to remember the narrow construction which has been my besetting sin — that, in a case where there was so much disparity in point of years —' 'That's the way to put it, you see, Master Copperfield!' observed Uriah, with fawning and offensive pity.†   (source)
  • When I had done tumbling over Traddles, and had sat upon something which was not a cat — my first seat was — I so far recovered my sight, as to perceive that Mr. Spenlow had evidently been the youngest of the family; that there was a disparity of six or eight years between the two sisters; and that the younger appeared to be the manager of the conference, inasmuch as she had my letter in her hand — so familiar as it looked to me, and yet so odd!†   (source)
  • 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 attained the maximu†   (source)
  • Of the intrinsic differences that separate American from English the chief have their roots in the obvious disparity between the environment and traditions of the American people since the seventeenth century and those of the English.†   (source)
  • But the most curious disparity between the profane vocabulary of the two tongues is presented by /bloody/.†   (source)
  • As great a disparity prevails between the States of Georgia and Delaware or Rhode Island.†   (source)
  • 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 leading people of our own town, or of any of those in the neighbourhood; for with their wealth and my good name, a match might be looked for in any quarter.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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;
    Worse then can man with beast, and least of all.†   (source)
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