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juxtaposition

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Definition the act of positioning dissimilar things side-x-side (usually to contrast)
  • Shakespeare often makes us think by juxtaposing contrasting concepts like youth and age or freedom and responsibility.
juxtaposing = positioning dissimilar things side-x-side (usually to contrast)
  • It is a city where poverty exists in a startling juxtaposition to great wealth.
  • It is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors.
  • I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether.
    Alfred North Whitehead
  • Although I'm not sure about the juxtaposition you did in the second pairing-
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • juxtaposition = act of positioning dissimilar things side-x-side (to contrast)
  • I reached up and kissed him and it was very, very real, despite the quite surreal juxtaposition of colors in the night sky.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • juxtaposition = positioning dissimilar things side-x-side
  • ...he produces a letter somewhat similar to the one in question, opens it, pretends to read it, and then places it in close juxtaposition to the other.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • juxtaposition = side-x-side positioning (usually to contrast)
  • It's a real juxtaposition between subject matter and materials. ... Angels, by definition, are supposed to be perfect. So by building them out of rusty pieces, and discards and scraps, the artist is making a statement about the fallibility of even the most ideal creatures.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • juxtaposition = act of positioning dissimilar things side-x-side (to contrast)
  • The success is an interesting juxtaposition against the common industry impression that the low end isn't profitable.
  • In the centre of the eastern side of the Place, rose a heavy and hybrid construction, formed of three buildings placed in juxtaposition.
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Juxtaposing those stories with the one of my weekend dates cheapened everything about them.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • We thus gain another letter, r, represented by (, with the words 'the tree' in juxtaposition.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • He didn't understand why the Times would take a ball game off the sports page and juxtapose it with news of such ominous consequence.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The dirty feeling of being an agent for a foreign power, juxtaposed with the thrill of fooling a whole legion of government spooks.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The juxtaposition of Cedric and Franklin causes Tom to squirm.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The screen cuts to another photo of me juxtaposed with Amazing Amy.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Is a sequence of events possible in eternity, a juxtaposition of objects in infinity?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The Devonian fish, the juxtaposed thumb, the fontanel, technology—click click, click click ...
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • In The Magnolia Jungle the juxtaposition of the best of these columns against a background of stark horror gives a striking effect.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Was it possible to imagine so absurd and cynical a juxtaposition?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment

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