black-and-white love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Partially black and partially white: a black-and-white cow.
  • adj. Being in writing or print: black-and-white proof.
  • adj. Rendered in black and white or in achromatic colors: a black-and-white drawing.
  • adj. Of or relating to the reproduction or presentation of visual images in black and white: black-and-white television; black-and-white photography.
  • adj. Expressing, recognizing, or based on two mutually exclusive sets of ideas or values: black-and-white categories; a black-and-white point of view.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of art, a photograph or photography, using shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color.
  • adj. Of a television or monitor, displaying images in shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. depicted only in black and white colors, or in shades of gray; also called monochromatic and monochrome; -- of images. Opposite of color or in color, and contrasting with polychrome technicolor three-color.
  • n. print or writing, especially the result of the printing process.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories
  • adj. not having or not capable of producing colors
  • adj. lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black


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  • All vehicles that take people into space are "spaceships", or "spacecraft", but the name "space shuttle" only refers to the black-and-white airplane thing with the two pointy little booster rockets and the big orange tank.

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  • The sixth verse, Cancer, refers to a black-and-white mosaic floor to which both Jesus and Asmodeus direct their gaze, obviously a description of the interior of Rennes-le-Château’s church.

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  • Still, great films from around the world continued to be made in black-and-white.

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  • For them, heaven, hell, and judgment day are realities, not metaphors, and moral issues are framed in absolute, black-and-white terms.42 In our 2006 Faith Matters survey, three quarters of evangelicals said that “there are absolutely clear guidelines as to what is good and evil,” while a majority of nonevangelicals said instead “there can never be absolutely clear guidelines as to what is good and evil.”

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  • McCain, a longtime opponent of abortion, did not hesitate to answer in black-and-white terms: “at the moment of conception.”

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  • For instance, a few summers ago the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, a medieval building brilliantly re-conceived as a museum by architect Carlo Scarpa, mounted a show of Michael Mazur's great black-and-white monotype illustrations for my translation of Dante's Inferno.

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  • It is a dangerous "third rail" because it will bring on the wrath of those who have a black-and-white view of right and wrong.

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  • Fictional lawyers lived drab, colorless lives that were well suited to the days of black-and-white TV.

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  • As for Jackson's two-part Hobbit film, again, there's a built-in audience that would flock to it whether it was in 3D or black-and-white.

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  • Cassie opened a locket that showed a black-and-white picture of a woman who strongly resembled the Pythia.

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