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synonyms for backgrounds

  • backdrop
  • culture
  • education
  • environment
  • history
  • practice
  • qualification
  • tradition
  • training
  • upbringing
  • accomplishments
  • acquirement
  • actions
  • atmosphere
  • attainment
  • aura
  • breeding
  • capacity
  • credentials
  • cultivation
  • deeds
  • framework
  • grounding
  • preparation
  • rearing
  • seasoning

antonyms for backgrounds

MOST RELEVANT
  • ignorance
  • foreground
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It is like a tear in a curtain revealing quite unexpected backgrounds.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Two or three architects engaged him to fill in skies and backgrounds to their plans.
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
Panic or no panic, Cove City refuses to remain in the backgrounds.
MR. OPPALICE HEGAN RICE
Then I shall be able to put in those petticoat bodices with Casino backgrounds and do somebody else out of a job.
GRAY YOUTHOLIVER ONIONS
In a later paper full directions will be given for retouching negatives, improving the high-lights, blocking out backgrounds, etc.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, AUGUST 27, 1895VARIOUS
His wigs, drapery, and backgrounds were all painted for him.
HAUNTED LONDONWALTER THORNBURY
The backgrounds are evidently of landscape in the neighbourhood.
CATHEDRAL CITIES OF ITALYWILLIAM WIEHE COLLINS
Landscapes artistically arranged formed backgrounds for the narratives, like the scenery of a theatre.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHETGUSTAVE FLAUBERT
The movie, on the other hand, has unlimited freedom of scene and the use of real backgrounds.
A LIBRARIAN'S OPEN SHELFARTHUR E. BOSTWICK
As the scenic art progressed, the backgrounds became more and more realistic and less and less imaginary.
A LIBRARIAN'S OPEN SHELFARTHUR E. BOSTWICK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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