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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
Certainly the wildly disparate reactions to Tina Fey’s sheet caking sketch underscore those internal and external debates.
On Instagram, critics took to the comments to voice disparate opinions.
Four seemingly disparate parties filed suit today for their right to free speech, i.e. advertising, on the Washington, D.C. metro system.
All these disparate songs finally came together and made sense.
There are multiple reasons for the disparate visibility between condoms and dental dams.
Meanwhile, that the Mautes, Abu Sayyaf and two smaller groups were able together to seize a medium-sized city shows how IS ideology can unite disparate groups to devastating effect.
The approach reflects an effort to build momentum behind Anwar and present a more unified front by an opposition made up of disparate parties that has struggled to gain ground against a coalition in power for 60 years.
The book is beautifully written, with a complex (if too-ambitious) plot embracing not only surrealism but also such disparate topics as designer drugs, alchemy, urban exploration and, of course, cults.
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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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