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contrast
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
contrast their writing styles
Definition
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • ...he had thought that up to make me understand he wasn't afraid of Radleys in any shape or form, to contrast his own fearless heroism with my cowardice.
    p. 51.5
contrast = point to the difference between
  • Mr. Cunningham wore no hat, and the top half of his forehead was white in contrast to his sunscorched face, which led me to believe that he wore one most days.
    p. 205.0
in contrast = in a comparison that shows differences
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2  —1 use as in:
there is a contrast
Definition
a difference — especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
  • As Atticus's fists went to his hips, so did Jem's, and as they faced each other I could see little resemblance between them: Jem's soft brown hair and eyes, his oval face and snug-fitting ears were our mother's, contrasting oddly with Atticus's graying black hair and square-cut features, but they were somehow alike.
    p. 203.8
contrasting = drawing attention to an unmissable difference when seen side-by-side
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