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 Meanings and Examples of COMPARATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
comparative
 a.  based on, or involving comparison
Classic Sentence: (167 in 12 pages)
1  They walked on in silence through the blackness of the hemlock-shaded lane, where Ethan's sawmill gloomed through the night, and out again into the comparative clearness of the fields.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  But if from the comparative dimensions of the whale's proper brain, you deem it incapable of being adequately charted, then I have another idea for you.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
3  In another minute the whole party was collected in this spot of comparative safety.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
4  Without assuming the supererogatory task of entering into a discussion of the comparative merits of national courtesy, Duncan cheerfully assented to supply the place of the veteran in the approaching interview.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
5  And let it be remembered that these individuals have thus bravely succeeded in conquering for themselves comparative wealth and social position, in the face of every disadvantage and discouragement.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
6  Discipline prevailed: in five minutes the confused throng was resolved into order, and comparative silence quelled the Babel clamour of tongues.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  By all means," cried Bingley; "let us hear all the particulars, not forgetting their comparative height and size; for that will have more weight in the argument, Miss Bennet, than you may be aware of.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
8  My watchfulness has been effectual; and though I certainly should be a more interesting object to all my acquaintances were I distractedly in love with him, I cannot say that I regret my comparative insignificance.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
9  Perhaps I might; but all that you know is entirely comparative.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  When, from the comparative quiet within, the mummers judged that the dancers had taken their seats, Father Christmas advanced, lifted the latch, and put his head inside the door.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
11  He had brought back much scientific information from South Africa, and many a charming evening we have spent together discussing the comparative anatomy of the Bushman and the Hottentot.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
12  Had it been but one, it had been easy, comparative.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
13  He had given me some reason to infer that it was his impatience of comparative poverty that drove him out there.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
14  But let us put aside the question of comparative culpability.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
15  And yet the former history continues to be studied side by side with the laws of statistics, geography, political economy, comparative philology, and geology, which directly contradict its assumptions.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
16  His fee is a drop in the ocean compared with the real cost of broadcasting.
17  Lack of exercise is also a risk factor for heart disease but it's relatively small when compared with the others.
18  Your room's huge compared to mine.
19  I know that love shall not be compared, but I still used to complaining what he is lack of.
20  The flat was really very nice, but compared with what we'd been used to, it was a terrible let-down.
21  Man's life is often compared to a candle.
22  Ferries are very powerful and manoeuvrable compared to cargo ships.
23  Shakespeare compared the world to a stage.
24  While the increase in homicides is alarming, it is nothing compared to what is to come in the rest of the decade.
25  The mayor compared the city to a beautiful mosaic made up of people of every race and religion on earth.
26  The steamer was a well-found craft compared with any others that had navigated the river before.
27  "In choosing a husband," she said, "good birth is of overbearing importance; compared to that, neither wealth nor talent signifies."
28  He reports almost 16,000 incidents of fake notes in the first three months of 2006, a staggering 92 percent increase compared to the same period a year ago.
29  I've got sixty shares in the company, but that's small beer compared with his a hundred thousand.
30  The HedgersEdge packer margin index is a minus $31.60 per head, compared with minus $29.40 previously.