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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
The lawsuit claims the Trump administration has singled out labor organizations for disparate treatment.
To make headway, the task needs to be assigned to an official with the clout to compel collaboration among disparate and often quarrelsome national security bureaucracies.
Most of the songs feature vocal cameos, from folks as disparate as the sisters in Haim, Odd Future's Syd, and the team of Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) and Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend).
When Congress enacted the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978, one of the primary purposes was to encourage expansion of the air transportation industry by exempting air carriers from overly burdensome and disparate regulations by the states.
So what looks on paper like a tremendous built-in infrastructure for moving illicit products across borders is actually a disparate, federalized organization of substructures with highly local, even competing, interests.
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal could pile pressure on OPEC’s pact to limit production and upset the delicate balance among its disparate signatories, analysts say.
For me, however, preparing taxes has been a telescopic lens with which to observe the disparate economic realities present in our society.
But the vast differences between the two major parties have produced dramatically disparate policies.
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Origin and Etymology of disparate
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
DISPARATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disparate for English Language Learners
: different from each other
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