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
Disparate radio frequencies used by various agencies complicated the situation, investigators found.
The Baltimore school is sending graduates to schools as disparate as Baltimore City Community College and Stanford University.
Hapilon has succeeded in uniting several disparate Islamist groups in the region under the ISIS banner.
Given their disparate career paths, Dempsey and Donovan long have served as convenient stand-ins for a broader debate within an American soccer culture still self-conscious about its place in the global hierarchy.
Inside this lakeside city dotted with hundreds of mosques, a powerful militant designated by the Islamic State group as its leader in the Philippines has managed to unify a disparate group of gunmen under a single command.
Also, the putting together of disparate things—a falling apple and gravity, an overflowing bathtub and specific gravity.
The region’s disparate wars, past and present, have damaged or destroyed electrical grids.
The development of a series of standards that could allow users of virtual worlds to seamlessly travel between disparate environments with their identities and assets intact is currently a hot topic of debate.
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Origin and Etymology of disparate
Middle English desparat, from Latin disparatus, past participle of disparare to separate, from dis- + parare to prepare — more at pare
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of disparate
DISPARATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disparate for English Language Learners
: different from each other
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