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Word Example of - antithesis

    Example Sentences for antithesis

    Milton presented two distinct poems, though allied by antithesis, and Penseroso does not speak until Allegro has finished.

    It was the future Napoleon who was presaged in the antithesis.

    In my opinion, this antithesis of monism and dualism is the most important in the whole history of philosophy.

    Yet he was a sailor, this antithesis of a Jack Tar, and he was also—a Russian monk!

    Crabbe's thoughts ran very much in antithesis, and the couplet suited this tendency.

    Bolshevism is not only the antithesis of Capitalism but its mortal enemy.

    Antithesis is his favourite, "They for kindness hate:" and "because she's right, she's ever in the wrong."

    It is in antithesis with destroy, and means to perfect and complete.

    There is a very remarkable instance in the second verse of the use made of antithesis by the poet.

    He was only misled by his love of antithesis into a hasty and illogical remark.

Word Origin & History of - antithesis

    Word Origin & History

    antithesis 1520s, from L.L. antithesis, from Gk. antithesis "opposition," lit. "a placing against," noun of action from antitithenai "to set against, oppose," a term in logic, from anti- "against" + tithenai "to place," from PIE base *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious).

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