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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
This is the first time so many scientific models from different fields of study were combined to study abiogenesis, and the disparate science models came together to create a surprisingly cohesive picture of how life emerged on our planet.
Brown, 36, has discussed unequal police treatment of black men and disparate sentencing in the criminal justice system with his co-workers.
Rarer still that the recall reaches such disparate places on its third day.
His translations also helped to create a unified German language out of disparate dialects.
Other users noticed more disparate pairings: Fruitvale Station, a contemporary drama, and A Different World, a 1980s sitcom, an editor at Paste magazine observed.
Fiscal Discipline Distrust between the disparate parties came into the open even after Tuesday produced a preliminary pledge toward a balanced budget.
One particularly striking example emerged in the current health-care debate, as analyses of a Senate bill embraced by Trump showed starkly disparate impacts on funding levels in red and blue states.
Abroad, a disparate group of international powers who are part of the nuclear deal form a challenging target for negotiations: Iran, Russia, China and three European nations—the U.K., France and Germany.
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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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