by/in contrast


: when compared to another : when looked at or thought about in relation to similar objects or people to set off dissimilar qualities
She had a big personality, which made her husband seem dull by contrast.
often + with or to
In contrast with last year's profits, the company is not doing very well.

Examples of by/in contrast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fernández Espeso, in contrast, had a message to deliver. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 29 Mar. 2024 The tone of Yellen’s speech stands in contrast to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who met with American business leaders in Beijing Wednesday and called for closer trade ties with the U.S. amid a steady improvement in relations that had sunk to the lowest level in years. Fatima Hussein, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2024 Long-term cellular damage, in contrast, may not be as obvious. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 26 Mar. 2024 Humans, by contrast, replace as much as 60 percent of the words and concepts with each iteration. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 15 Mar. 2024 Trump’s appearance in Georgia, by contrast, reflected a man not rooted in any kind of reality, one who struggled to remember his words and who was, by any definition, incoherent, disconnected, and frequently malicious. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2024 Dead family members figure most prominently, and by contrast, visions involving religious themes are exceedingly rare. Phoebe Zerwick, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2024 The median pay advertised for entry-level management consulting and financial analyst roles, by contrast, was $70,000 and $75,000, respectively. Jo Constantz, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024 Dovish leaders, by contrast, have a hard time convincing a domestic audience that their peaceful policies are in the national interest. Elizabeth N. Saunders, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024

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“By/in contrast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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