Usage examples for contrasts

  1. Our April, at its best, is a bright, laughing face under a hood of snow, like the English March, but presenting sharper contrasts, a greater mixture of smiles and tears and icy looks than are known to our ancestral climate. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  2. And Seville is an epitome of Andalusia, with its life and death, with its colour and vivid contrasts, with its boyish gaiety. – The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia by William Somerset Maugham
  3. Sometimes even there are no more shadows at all, nothing that could serve to indicate the values and to create contrasts of colours. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
  4. Her complexion was very pale against the black of her hair, her eyes were very large, given to violent and sudden contrasts, more intense and more restless than her companion's. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  5. Great contrasts among men! – Calderon The Courtier A Tale by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. Yellow should never be left out of the garden unless one wishes a very quiet effect; red is a favorite color and contrasts well with white. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  7. Here we are always upon a dead level, so to speak; no contrasts present themselves. – The Pearl of India by Maturin M. Ballou
  8. Alphonse Giraud and I- between whom had sprung up that friendship of contrasts which Madame de Clericy had foreseen- were in constant communication. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. That is why perhaps- one likes contrasts- and French and Russians, or Germans, are far more intelligent. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  10. With such contrasts before and behind them,- contrasts of raw, chill air, and rough, cutting winds, with skies of grey and gloom,- one of these perfect days of a lost Paradise stands in a singular setting. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  11. But it is one of the traits of Cornwall that she embraces such wide variety and shows such startling contrasts close up against each other. – Cornwall by G. E. Mitton
  12. Beside Clara's exquisite gradations Flora felt herself without shades, a creature of violent contrasts and impulses. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  13. Here again it is not the facts as such that are important, but the emotional appreciation of the facts, and to this end, the coloring must be rich, the pictures vivid, the contrasts sharply drawn. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  14. It is one of Nature's masterpieces, through whose extremest contrasts runs the common note of supremacy. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  15. No man was ever so fond of contrasts as Bonaparte. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  16. Now, I do not believe that she could hit just the right key every time in these startling and laughter- provoking contrasts, if she did not have to an unusual extent the instinct for dramatic effect, which is so large a part of the equipment of the legitimate actor. – Famous Prima Donnas by Lewis Clinton Strang
  17. The question first suggested by this statement is: To whom, to what class did these contrasts tend to make life more amusing? – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  18. With all of the contrasts among these men there are common elements. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  19. The life of Seneca was one of singularly dramatic contrasts and vicissitudes. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail