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As one result of this, our Navy ranks larger, in comparison, than it ever did before.

The old woman encouraged him, and said he was still a young man in comparison with her.

That is nothing at all in comparison with Rico's wedding in the 'Golden Sun.'

By comparison Crane's visits to Ringwood were utopianly complacent.

In comparison, the inconveniences to which Martin had been put seemed trifling.

At present the Morse recorder is rarely used in comparison with the 'sounder.'

But the loss of her mother was to Hetty a trivial one, in comparison with the loss of her father.

It was the easiest way, and, beyond all comparison, the properest.

But what are such figures in comparison with the gigantic amounts of our savings and capital?

His enumeration of a comparison with other lakes is at once harmonious and poetic.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French comparaison (12c.), from Latin comparationem (nominative comparatio), noun of action from past participle stem of comparare "make equal with, liken, bring together for a contest," literally "to couple together, to form in pairs," from com- "with" (see com-) + parare "prepare" (see pare).

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