contrast[ verb kuhn-trast, kon-trast; noun kon-trast ]SEE DEFINITION OF contrast
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRAST
If mine is sad, I shall but look the gayer for the contrast.
(b) In what ways should soup accompaniments be a contrast to the soup?
Imagine what a contrast it would be to anything that she has ever seen!
What a contrast did the little village of Nant present to Le Vigan!
And the early bedtime and the early morning and the long, long day—what a contrast to this!
Perhaps more may be done by contrast than by direct description.
The utter loneliness behind him and ahead of him appalled him in its contrast to this.
The English lady was pinchbeck by contrast with all about her.
My estate that morning had been that of a king, of a god, in contrast to this present wretchedness.
Contrast the construction of bebeorgan a few lines below (l. 1759), where the dat.
1690s, from French contraster (Old French contrester), modified by or from Italian contrastare "stand out against, strive, contend," from Vulgar Latin *contrastare "to withstand," from Latin contra "against" (see contra) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Middle English had contrest "to fight against, to withstand," which became extinct. Modern word re-introduced as an art term. Related: Contrasted; contrasting; contrastive.