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contrast
used in The Brothers Karamazov

3 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
  • Yes, such natures—oh, let me speak in defense of such natures, so often and so cruelly misunderstood—these natures often thirst for tenderness, goodness, and justice, as it were, in contrast to themselves, their unruliness, their ferocity—they thirst for it unconsciously.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (89% 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
  • The other, younger Pole, who was staring insolently and defiantly at the company and listening to the conversation with silent contempt, still only impressed Mitya by his great height, which was in striking contrast to the Pole on the sofa.
    Book 8 — Mitya (70% in)
  • Dmitri's enthusiastic references to Ivan were the more striking in Alyosha's eyes since Dmitri was, compared with Ivan, almost uneducated, and the two brothers were such a contrast in personality and character that it would be difficult to find two men more unlike.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (95% in)

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3  —1 use as in:
it is a contrast
Definition
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
  • In that respect he was a striking contrast to his elder brother Ivan, who struggled with poverty for his first two years in the university, maintained himself by his own efforts, and had from childhood been bitterly conscious of living at the expense of his benefactor.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (54% in)

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