Definition of Direct contrast
1. Noun. The opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared. "By contrast"
Generic synonyms: Oppositeness, Opposition
Derivative terms: Contrast, Contrast
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Literary usage of Direct contrast
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1. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1870)
"Of most of the pictures of both artists, engravings and etchings have been executed, some of the latter by themselves. the direct contrast of the modern ..."
2. Certain mental changes that accompany visceral disease by Henry Head (1901)
"(1) It may be the direct contrast to a mood of ill-being induced by visceral pain. (2) Those who suffer from visceral pain are liable to an accentuation of ..."
3. Imagination and Dramatic Instinct: Some Practical Steps for Their Development by Samuel Silas Curry (1896)
"But again, the student must not disdain work upon the most elemental exercises; he should read in direct contrast diverse emotions. ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Distinction by opposite qualities ; direct contrast : generally preceded by in and followed by to. We speak of sins of infirmity, til contradistinction to ..."
5. The Governance of London: Studies on the Place Occupied by London in English by George Laurence Gomme (1907)
"... Silchester, and Caerleon, three important Roman cities, is in direct contrast to the crowning of the Saxon kings; and the coronation ceremony itself, ..."