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noun as in contrast

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Erivo’s exquisite control came across as a sublime counterpoint to the world swirling around her.

He is a great counterpoint to the emotional connection players formed with Wrex in the previous game, and his lovable goofiness makes it difficult for players to decide where they land on the Genophage.

Counts’s teacher, Katie Davis, had framed the discussion that day as a lesson in persuasive writing, urging students to provide evidence and counterpoints to Swink’s argument.

As a counterpoint, he highlights the early microchip industry, where would-be rivals cross-licensed their patents and then got to work actually making things, to everyone’s benefit.

The mystery of his perspective acts as a counterpoint to the melodrama, and makes the coincidence feels lived-in.

Reprinted by permission of Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint.

A cold salad with French string beans is the perfect counterpoint.

He hopes it will stand as a counterpoint to the divisiveness of extremism.

Yet another counterpoint emerges here in the person of Robert Todd Lincoln, his eldest son, who wants to join the Army.

In some respects, Yale presents a counterpoint, where secret societies are not a huge party scene and keep a low profile.

Both Fontana and Sowinski say that he went through a complete course of counterpoint and composition.

The warring counterpoint of the two orchestras only added to the lawless excitement of the throng.

He trained Wilhelmine in music, till thorough-bass, counterpoint, and the rest became to her an easy exercise.

On his writing desk I found a few passages from his first lesson in counterpoint.

The earlier obbligato accompaniment gave way to an obbligato style of writing which rested to a greater extent on counterpoint.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to counterpoint, such as: antithesis, contradiction, contradistinction, differentiation, disagreement, and inverse.

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