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

synonyms for hold a candle to

  • approach
  • come to
  • amount
  • equal
  • match
  • meet
  • parallel
  • rival
  • tie
  • be a match for
  • be in the same league
  • be on a par
  • come near
  • come up to
  • measure up
  • partake of
  • verge on
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antonyms for hold a candle to

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  • disconnect
  • separate
  • cower
  • secrete
  • shrink
  • shy away
  • conform
  • accord
  • help
  • join
  • stay
  • agree
  • concur
  • coincide
  • aid
  • harmonize
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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
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