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contrast
used in City of Bones

4 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
  • Jocelyn even had a graceful way of walking that made people turn their heads to watch her go by. Clary, by contrast, was always tripping over her feet.
    Chapter 2 (39% in)
by contrast = in a comparison that shows differences
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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
  • Clary noted the contrast: the ravaged face of the older man and the boy's unlined one, the pale locks of hair falling into Jace's eyes making him look even younger.
    Chapter 19 (73% in)
contrast = notable difference
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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)
  • He touched the photograph with a scarred and weathered hand—a strange contrast to the neat spotlessness of his tweed cuffs.
    Chapter 11 (43% in)
contrast = something notably different compared (to something)
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4  —1 use as in:
sharpen the picture contrast
Definition
the difference between tones of an image — as in a photo or video — such as the quality of brightness or the intensity of shades or colors
  • The late afternoon light came in through the curtains and made his face a study in contrasts.
    Chapter 11 (71% in)
contrasts = differences in shading
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