in stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to

idiom

: very different from (something else)
His comments were in stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to his earlier statements.

Examples of in stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Juneteenth, those who trace their histories back to chattel slavery must celebrate that the United States of America in 2024 is a land brimming with opportunity, in stark contrast to 1824 or 1924 or even 1968. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 19 June 2024 The image of Eriksen celebrating his goal – a huge grin plastered across his face – was in stark contrast to the distressing scenes at Euro 2020. Matias Grez, CNN, 16 June 2024 His dismissal came in sharp contrast to voters’ preferences in that very same election across the Bay Bridge, where Alameda County voters placed Price first among four candidates for the East Bay job. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 East Asian demographic patterns stand in sharp contrast to those in the United States. Nicholas Eberstadt, Foreign Affairs, 8 May 2024 This stands in stark contrast to the way European officials celebrated the launch of previous Galileo satellites. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 3 May 2024 That seems unremarkable in 2024 but stands in stark contrast to the list’s makeup during the 20th century. Bylydia Belanger, Fortune, 4 June 2024 Today, some seem to admire those whose behavior stands in stark contrast to my father’s. Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2024 Even the ongoing war and Israeli hostage situation in Gaza haven’t made headlines during the festival, in stark contrast with the Berlinale. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 21 May 2024

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“In stark/marked/sharp contrast with/to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20stark%2Fmarked%2Fsharp%20contrast%20with%2Fto. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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