disparities

[ dih-spar-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF disparities
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISPARITIES

Of the lady part of the company the disparities were even greater.

We commence with Kimber on disparities in the representation of constituencies.

Love is not the only leveller of disparities of rank and position.

"There are unfortunately other disparities," he remarked gloomily.

Disparities of fortune, or mere worldly position, Mrs. Morley supremely despised.

But the disparities of which Mr. Davy legitimately complained were nothing to those which have been common of late years.

Disparities like this, which do not trouble us to-day, would have troubled the Federal Convention.

What father would permit in his family the gross disparities we see in human life?

There must be a basis of agreement, but the structure reared upon it may contain a thousand disparities.

The disparities of nature are not repaired, but its whole surface is levelled by a storm.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French disparité (16c.), from Late Latin disparitatem (nominative disparitas) "inequality," from dis- "not" (see dis-) + paritas "parity" (see parity). Related: Disparities.

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