COMPARISON in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPARISON
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  considering something similar or of equal quality to something else
 n.  act of comparing two or more people or things
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  As he stood there, trying to quench his fiery face with his drink of water, the comparison between the orator and the crowd of attentive faces turned towards him, was extremely to his disadvantage.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV
2  In comparison with his brother, Edmund would have nothing to say.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  There can be no comparison as to one's view of the country.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
4  Those parts of the letter which related only to Mr. Crawford and herself, touched her, in comparison, slightly.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
5  No one had ever come within the Kellynch circle, who could bear a comparison with Frederick Wentworth, as he stood in her memory.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
6  There she stood still around her stretching the vast night atmosphere, whose incomplete darkness in comparison with the total darkness of the heath below it might have represented a venial beside a mortal sin.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
7  Her beginning to dance had been like a change of atmosphere; outside, she had been steeped in arctic frigidity by comparison with the tropical sensations here.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
8  What he did is a trifle in comparison with what he saw.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
9  Those of the dyed barbarians who had chosen the cultivable tracts were, in comparison with those who had left their marks here, as writers on paper beside writers on parchment.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
10  The Fontaines had fared best of any, thanks to Sally's hard ride, but it was flourishing only by comparison with the desperate situation of the other neighbors.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  The military regulations which had seemed so stringent the year before were now mild by comparison with the ones issued by General Pope.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
12  It was that comparison which was her undoing.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
13  But she also learned that by comparison Gopher Prairie was a model of daring color, clever planning, and frenzied intellectuality.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
14  Nor, strictly investigated, is there any incongruity in this comparison.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
15  I have spoken, but my word is feeble in comparison.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In I
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  But the comparison with the position of the citizen, on the law as it stands at present, is most unattractive.
2  Without more data we cannot make a meaningful comparison of the two systems.
3  It is comparison that makes men happy or miserable.
4  To have a better comparison, we need to go further and address such issues as repairs and insurance.
5  Talk might involve ideas of comparison of shape, size, colour or weight.
6  In effect, they involve a comparison of the general equilibrium of the economy with and without the government budget.
7  It may also involve comparison with other professions and other occupations and not just with rewards within the organisation.
8  Other more recent tests involve direct comparison of the time-keeping of atomic clocks or of masers.
9  For Durkheim, comparison was the most important method of analysis in sociology.
10  There is no comparison between the knowledge and skill of such a player and the ordinary casual participant.
11  It builds on work undertaken by the researcher on the first generation in Leicester, thus providing a basis for intergenerational comparison.
12  My shoes are small in comparison with my sister's.
13  While maybe the metaphor is a little stretched, Sharon's comparison is mostly brilliant.
14  Today, by comparison, they are increasingly a blend of native broadleaf species, such as larch, oak, willow and ash, with neat rows of Douglas firs and Sitka spruces.
15  Its recommendations are based on detailed comparisons between the public and private sectors.