Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of contrast.
  • adj. Set in contrast (of two or more things).
  • adj. Displaying or marked by contrast; contrasty.

Etymologies

From contrast +‎ -ed. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The paltry gain contrasted with a 23 percent revenue increase at Google Inc., which competes against Yahoo for online advertisers.

    Yahoo Profit Doubles, Revenue Still Lags

  • Mr. Martin contrasted this view with an earlier approach to openness that forced phone and occasionally cable companies to sell access to their networks to rivals at discounted wholesale rates.

    Kevin Martin’s Open Network Manifesto - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • During one of our interviews, Jin contrasted himself with the outspoken Joseph Zen, who has become a well-known agitator against the CPA since taking over as archbishop of Hong Kong.

    Keeping Faith

  • This 2-hour, 10-minute win contrasted with last year's final, when Capriati beat Hingis 6-4, 6-3.

    USATODAY.com - Capriati conquers Hingis for improbable repeat

  • In the fourth century it was applied to the ordinances of the councils, and thus contrasted with the Greek word nomoi, the ordinances of the civil authorities; the compound word "Nomocanon" was given to those collections of regulations in which the laws formulated by the two authorities on ecclesiastical matters were to be found side by side.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Night is the reign of darkness, which we do not love; and here is light struggling with the darkness, not enough to overcome it entirely, but yet banishing it to nooks and corners and distant parts, by the side of which it shows itself in contrasted beauty.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • The law is thus not made void, but fulfilled. continueth therein -- contrasted with "goeth his way," Jas 1: 24, continues both looking into the mirror of God's word, and doing its precepts. doer of the work -- rather, "a doer of work" [Alford], an actual worker. blessed in his deed -- rather, "in his doing"; in the very doing there is blessedness (Ps 19: 11).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • God '; as' the form of a servant '(Php 2: 7), which is in contrasted opposition to it, takes for granted the existence of His human nature, so' the form of God 'takes for granted His divine nature [Bengel],

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The success of Econe and affiliated seminaries throughout the word contrasted to the dearth of priestly vocations elsewhere in the 1970s, and it quickly drew the ire of the French Bishops 'Conference, and a number of persons within the Holy See (the trump card being French Secretary of State Cardinal Jean Villot).

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  • Villaraigosa's subdued bid for a second term contrasted sharply with hoopla that accompanied his resounding victory four years ago over an embattled predecessor for leadership of America's second-largest city, where about half the residents are Latino.

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