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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - With the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance

Usage examples (24)
  • In early alliterative poetry it is especially used antithetically with "bliss."
  • The word T+M% (tam,) although generally taken for upright and sincere, is here put antithetically.
  • These notions are intimately related, although mostly antithetically, to those of music as a divine art
  • Closely connected with this idea, dependent upon it in many ways, or antithetically presupposed by it, is the idea of music as a demonic art. for more
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