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Examples of disparate in a Sentence
- First during the nineteen-seventies, but with increasing momentum during the eighties, a loose community of physics researchers had begun to postulate that the disparate small particles that we learned about in high-school science class—electrons, for instance—were actually the varied vibrations of tiny open and closed looped strings. —Benjamin Wallace-Wells, New Yorker, 21 July 2008
- The American border with Mexico is among the most economically disparate intersections in the world, but the cities on either side of the port looked almost identical—a spread of humble brick and cinder-block homes dotting a blanket of brown hills. —Cecilia Balli, Harper's, October 2006
- I made the French lemon cream tart that Greenspan credits to Hermé and got disparate reactions. An American friend loved its creaminess and felt it had a comfortingly familiar texture; a British friend … said he missed the traditional sharp, gel-like custard. —Tamasin Day-Lewis, Saveur, November 2006
- Like these imagined cities, identical twins are identical only in their blueprints. By the time they are born, they are already disparate in countless neurological and physiological ways that mostly we cannot see. —Frank J. Sulloway, New York Review, 30 Nov. 2006
- The plan, as near as anybody outside Yahoo can make out, is to stitch all those disparate organizations into one huge Frankenstein's monster of a search engine that will strike terror into the hearts of all who behold it. —Lev Grossman, Time, 22 Dec. 2003
disparate notions among adults and adolescents about when middle age begins
Recent Examples of disparate from the Web
A few Republicans complained of the disparate effect on people in high-tax states who benefit the most from the current state and local tax deductions.
Ruling coalition candidate Alejandro Guillier has spent the month since the first round of voting trying to rally support from a disparate group of more than 17 parties across the center-left of the political spectrum.
But Harris stitched it all together in a way that complements all of its disparate elements without compromise, allowing each to flex their favorite muscles.
The terrific Everyman cast, superbly directed by Casey Stangl, ensures that all the disparate elements click neatly into place.
In the early days of his presidency, Trump surrounded himself with aides and advisers who reinforced his affinity for Russia and Putin, though for disparate reasons not always connected to the views of the president.
Through it all, Trump received conflicting advice from his disparate group of advisers.
Her show with Snoop is a very particular cultural exchange between two people of seemingly disparate backgrounds, which is a thing America could use more of these days, frankly.
Designers like to fuse together the most disparate influences.
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Synonymsdifferent, dissimilar, distant, distinct, distinctive, distinguishable, diverse, nonidentical, other, unalike, unlike
Antonymsalike, identical, indistinguishable, kin, kindred, like, parallel, same, similar
Related Wordsdivers, miscellaneous, mixed, several, sundry, variant, varied, various; differentiable, discriminable; alternate, alternative, individual, particular, peculiar, single; disproportionate, divergent, unequal
Near Antonymsequal, selfsame; equivalent, tantamount; akin, analogous, comparable, homological, homologous, related; homogeneous, homogenous, uniform
Synonym Discussion of disparate
- different foods
- such diverse interests as dancing and football
- went on to pursue divergent careers
- disparate notions of freedom
- tried various methods
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