CONTRAST in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTRAST
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
contrast
 n.  act of distinguishing by comparing differences
Classic Sentence: (109 in 8 pages)
1  Zeena waited a moment, as if giving him time to feel the full force of the contrast between his own excitement and her composure.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  By contrast with his own miserable existence, they were well-fed, well-clothed and looked after in sickness and old age.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  But he looked bright and cheerful, in contrast with the lines of sorrow and worry and weariness which Scarlett saw in faces everywhere.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  The contrast between the dirty, hairy old man and the four neat, fastidious ladies was as great as though he were a grizzled, vicious old watchdog and they four small kittens.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
5  When the tea came he watched her in silent fascination while her hands flitted above the tray, looking miraculously fine and slender in contrast to the coarse china and lumpy bread.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
6  She had learned the value of contrast in throwing her charms into relief, and was fully aware of the extent to which Mrs. Fisher's volubility was enhancing her own repose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
7  The contrast was too grotesque: she could scarcely suppress the smile it provoked.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  The force of contrast gave an added keenness to the luxury of lying once more in a soft-pillowed bed, and looking across a spacious sunlit room at a breakfast-table set invitingly near the fire.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
9  The morning was in harsh contrast to the previous day.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
10  The scattered houses between which they passed in town were small and desolate in contrast to the expanse of huge snowy yards and wide street.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
11  His face was deeply brown and burnt, making his white teeth dazzling by the contrast; while in the deep shadows of his eyes floated some reminiscences that did not seem to give him much joy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
12  In strange contrast to the hardly tolerable constraint and nameless invisible domineerings of the captain's table, was the entire care-free license and ease, the almost frantic democracy of those inferior fellows the harpooneers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
13  In the first place, you are struck by the general contrast between these heads.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
14  The schools composing none but young and vigorous males, previously mentioned, offer a strong contrast to the harem schools.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
15  But though thus contrasting within, the contrast was only in shades and shadows without; those two seemed one; it was only the sex, as it were, that distinguished them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 132. The Symphony.
Example Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
16  The situation when we arrived was in marked contrast to the news reports.
17  Recall the misery of the past and contrast it with the happiness of today.
18  These theories contrast starkly with the reality of everyday life.
19  In sharp contrast to her mood, the clouds were breaking up to reveal a blue sky.
20  In this section we contrast four possible broad approaches.
21  Also, as the Senate leader, Dole can contrast himself with Clinton with a legislative agenda that reinforces his campaign message.
22  In contrast, the Prime Minister's aides are preparing his defense, saying that at the time, the entire cabinet backed the move to war, and that he's willing to implement all the committee's recommendations.
23  By contrast Peirce's logic is reasonably clear, and he takes great pains to work it out in intricate detail; basically it is the whole logical apparatus of the physical and social sciences.
24  In contrast to Europe, the United States is considering a variety of laws which would regulate spam but essentially allow it unless an individual specifically opts out.
25  In contrast to Europe, the United States is considering a variety of laws which would regulate spam but essentially allow it.
26  You bring good diversity to the BombCast because your opinions are varied and present a good contrast to what can sometimes be predictable banter from the guys.
27  The weeping figure with his head bowed as the earlier death sentence was passed, stood in stark contrast to the confident and charismatic man who brought down democracy in May 2000.
28  I think the contrast could not be much greater between a sleek gander and a fierce falcon: between a meek sheep and the rough-coated keen-eyed dog, its guardian.
29  Many people commented on the contrast between the prim attire of the young lady and the inappropriate clothing worn by her escort.
30  The bloodless takeover stood in marked contrast to a deadly raid of another Gaza aid ship this week.