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contrast
used in Sense and Sensibility

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
contrast their writing styles
Definition
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • His pleasure in music, though it amounted not to that ecstatic delight which alone could sympathize with her own, was estimable when contrasted against the horrible insensibility of the others; and she was reasonable enough to allow that a man of five and thirty might well have outlived all acuteness of feeling and every exquisite power of enjoyment.
    Chapter 7 (95% in)

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2  —2 uses 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
  • In books too, as well as in music, she courted the misery which a contrast between the past and present was certain of giving.
    Chapter 16 (13% in)
  • It was a contrast which recommended him most forcibly to her mother.
    Chapter 3 (55% in)

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect.
    Chapter 16 (73% in)

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