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contrast
used in The Fountainhead

2 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
contrast their writing styles
Definition
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • Well, you see, one can make one's point best by contrast, by comparison.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (23% in)
by contrast = in a comparison that shows differences
There are no more uses of "contrast" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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2  —10 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
  • Keating thought with relief that there was nothing frightening about her; there was only a disquieting contrast between her words and the candid innocence of the manner she used to utter them; he did not know which to trust.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (28% in)
contrast = difference
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She wore a plain gray suit; the contrast between its tailored severity and her appearance was deliberately exorbitant—and strangely elegant.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (82% in)
  • contrast = notable difference
  • She stressed the contrast, because it degraded her.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (73% in)
  • contrast = difference
  • It will rise as a mockery to all the structures of the city and to the men who built them. Our structures are meaningless and false; this building will make them more so. But the contrast will not be to its advantage.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (3% in)
  • contrast = notable difference
  • By creating the contrast it will have made itself a part of the great ineptitude, its most ludicrous part.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (3% in)
  • contrast = notable difference
  • Peter's mother ran a sort of boardinghouse and Roark lived with them for three years. This doesn't really matter, except that it makes the contrast more eloquent and—well—more personal, later on. Peter graduated with high honors, the highest of his class. Roark was expelled.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (26% in)
  • contrast = difference
  • But he felt a tremendous respect for Ellsworth Toohey, because Toohey represented the exact opposite of his own life; Toohey had no concern whatever for worldly wealth; by the mere fact of this contrast, he considered Toohey the personification of virtue; what this estimate implied in regard to his own life never quite occurred to him.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (64% in)
  • contrast = notable difference
  • The contrast is too great.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (80% in)
  • contrast = difference
  • To make me feel the contrast.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (84% in)
  • contrast = difference
  • I looked at the stage and I thought, this is what people are like, such are their spirits, but I—I've found you, I have you—and the contrast was worth the pain.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (85% in)
contrast = notable difference
There are no more uses of "contrast" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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