by/in comparison

idiom

: when compared with another : when looked at or thought about in relation to someone or something else
Yesterday's weather was very cold. Today's weather is mild by comparison.
often + with
He's a well-behaved child in comparison with his brother.

Examples of by/in comparison in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump Media, by comparison, had sales of $770,500 in the same period. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 15 July 2024 Democrats, by comparison, want a 28% corporate tax rate in order to fund programs for the middle class and deficit reduction. Josh Boak, Fortune, 15 July 2024 Across the pond, Equinox has 41 locations in New York, which average about 43,000 square feet (by comparison, lower-end gyms like Planet Fitness average about 15,000 square feet). Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune Europe, 13 July 2024 The problem was that Biden had such a terrible debate that Trump looked like Cicero by comparison. Washington Post Live, Washington Post, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for by/in comparison 

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“By/in comparison.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%2Fin%20comparison. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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