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contrast
used in Arrowsmith

2 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
contrast their writing styles
Definition
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • He still seemed pale, in contrast to his black smooth hair, but he was a respectable runner, a fair basketball center, and a savage hockey-player.
    Chapter 2 (8% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Her sketchy way of saying, "Why, of course everybody knows that Emerson was the greatest thinker" irritated him the more in contrast to Gottlieb's dark patience.
    Chapter 5 (62% in)
  • Of his poverty he had rarely thought, but now, in contrast to Clif's rich ease, his own shabby clothes and his pinched room seemed shameful.
    Chapter 9 (15% in)
  • Martin realized that though he seemed, in contrast to Gustaf Sondelius, an unfortunately articulate and generous lout, he was destined to be ten times better known in America than Sondelius could ever be, a thousand times better known than Max Gottlieb.
    Chapter 22 (1% in)

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2  —3 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
  • Martin swore by Jacques Loeb that he would observe test conditions; he would determine forever the value of phage by the contrast between patients treated and untreated and so, perhaps, end all plague forever; he would harden his heart and keep clear his eyes.
    Chapter 32 (12% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He was a slender boy, not very tall; his hair and restless eyes were black, his skin unusually white, and the contrast gave him an air of passionate variability.
    Chapter 1 (19% in)
  • It did not matter to him how clumsily her honey-colored hair was tucked under her black hat, a characterless little mushroom of a hat, but he did see and resent the contrast between her shirtwaist, with the third button missing, her checked skirt, her unfortunate bright brown bolero jacket, and Madeline's sleekness of blue serge.
    Chapter 6 (84% in)

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The struggle, in its contrast to the aching sweetness of Leora, had infuriated him.
    Chapter 7 (90% in)
  • I always think of New York as big but— Of course— Do you find the contrast to North Dakota interesting?
    Chapter 6 (90% in)

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