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  • as incompare
  • as incompare
  • as incontrast
  • as intouch

synonyms for hold a candle to

  • connect
  • correlate
  • equal
  • link
  • match
  • relate
  • allegorize
  • approach
  • assimilate
  • balance
  • equate
  • parallel
  • resemble
  • standardize
  • vie
  • approximate to
  • be in the same class as
  • be on a par with
  • bear comparison
  • bring near
  • come up to
  • compete with
  • distinguish between
  • draw parallel
  • identify with
  • make like
  • notice similarities
  • put alongside
  • show correspondence
  • stack up with
  • tie up

antonyms for hold a candle to

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  • disconnect
  • imbalance
  • differ
  • disagree
  • agree
  • aid
  • harmonize
  • help
  • join
  • stay
  • accord
  • coincide
  • concur
  • conform
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    How to use hold a candle to in a sentence

    Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
    HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
    Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
    GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
    The faint candle-light glimmered on a ponderous gilded cornice, which had also sustained violence.
    CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
    "Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
    THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
    Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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