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contrast
used in Main Street

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
contrast their writing styles
Definition
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • The scattered houses between which they passed in town were small and desolate in contrast to the expanse of huge snowy yards and wide street.
    Chapter 15 (59% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • With Carol, Mrs. Howland, Mrs. McGanum, and Vida Sherwin she was a link between the Jolly Seventeen and the serious Thanatopsis (in contrast to Juanita Haydock, who unnecessarily boasted of being a "lowbrow" and publicly stated that she would "see herself in jail before she'd write any darned old club papers").
    Chapter 11 (44% in)
  • And when it comes down to this tailor, why, can't you see—you that take on so about psychology—can't you see that it's just by contrast with folks like Doc McGanum or Lym Cass that this fellow seems artistic?
    Chapter 33 (59% in)

There are no more uses of "contrast" flagged with this meaning in Main Street.

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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
  • But it is morally instructive to know that he was a good student and educated himself, in striking contrast to the loose ways and so-called aristocratic society-life of Lord Byron, on which I have just spoken.
    Chapter 11 (13% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • Swinburne would be such a—well, that is, such a contrast to life as we all enjoy it in our beautiful Middle-west——
    Chapter 11 (18% in)

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