pale by comparison


: to seem less important, good, serious, etc., when compared with something else
Once you've tasted the local apples, all others pale by comparison.

Examples of pale by comparison in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the audience for the Hawks’ final national TV appearance — Feb. 21 against the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center — could pale by comparison given both teams finished in the draft lottery last season. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 30 Aug. 2023 Most of the other things that would be at all similar are going to pale by comparison. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 30 June 2023 Frankly, what inside baseball there is on hand seems pale by comparison as well. Laura Jedeed, The New Republic, 4 Mar. 2023 Her Instagram and Facebook accounts pale by comparison. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2021 Many are familiar with Alibaba’s highly celebrated singles day, which makes Amazon’s AMZN +0.5% Prime Day sales pale by comparison. Sanford Stein, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 All this mayhem made the events of Jan. 6 pale by comparison. WSJ, 18 June 2021 Barrett's trial by fire will make those faced by Trump's first two nominees pale by comparison, even though both came to the court in the midst of previous Supreme Court terms. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2020 But in the days following the new nation’s declaration of independence, Americans went on a frenzy of destruction that makes today’s attacks on Confederate and other symbols of white supremacy pale by comparison. Andrew Lawler, National Geographic, 1 July 2020 See More

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“Pale by comparison.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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