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contrast
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
a difference — especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
  • CHAPTER XXXVII IN WHICH THE READER MAY PERCEIVE A CONTRAST, NOT UNCOMMON IN MATRIMONIAL CASES
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (0% in)
contrast = difference
  • The Jew, turning round immediately afterwards, she muttered a complaint of the heat: in a tone of languor that contrasted, very remarkably, with the extreme haste and violence of this action: which, however, had been unobserved by Fagin, who had his back towards her at the time.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (54% in)
  • contrasted = differed
  • ...but there was something of the woman's original nature left in her still; and when she heard a light step approaching the door opposite to that by which she had entered, and thought of the wide contrast which the small room would in another moment contain, she felt burdened with the sense of her own deep shame, and shrunk as though she could scarcely bear the presence of her with whom she had sought this interview.
    Chapter 40 — A Strange Interview, Which is a Sequel to the Last Chamber (3% in)
contrast = notable difference
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