1. of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories
    there are no black-and-white certainties
    he rejected a black-and-white world
    there were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white
  2. lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black
    black-and-white blooms
    black-and-white stripes
    a black-and-white cow
  3. not having or not capable of producing colors
    a black-and-white TV
    the movie was in black and white
    black-and-white film
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How To Use black-and-white In A Sentence

  • Otis Oddbody wore a black derby over crimpled yellow hair, a horizontally-striped black-and-white shirt, and red suspenders attached to red pantaloons that were tucked into oversized black shoes. Blood Lite II: Overbite
  • I do not remember too much about Earl except that he must not have been too bright because he was wearing a black-and-white mackinaw - a heavy coat - in the summer.
  • And that was still the black-and-white period, though it is still regarded as the golden era of Malayalam cinema.
  • Having ogled females in feathers, let's move on to Sisters In Leather, a black-and-white Sixties nudie which, despite its title, is not a ‘roughie’.
  • From the Rushmorean cover portrait of Bush (which over the headline 'An American Revolutionary' was such a brazen and transparent effort to recall George Washington that it was embarrassing) to the 'Why We Fight' black-and-white portraiture of the aggrieved president sitting somberly at the bedside of the war-wounded, this issue is positively hysterical in its iconolatry. "What kind of a maniac puts eagles in a Christmas tree?": James Wolcott
  • I straightened and jumped back just as a sextet of black-and-white CinSims trouped in, fresh from the film and the farm. Silver Zombie
  • On a highboy in the corner of the dining room rests a handsome, black-and-white portrait of Jean, then a stunner in her early 20s, and James, clad in his Army uniform. Jean Stevens, Wyalusing Widow, Lived With Corpses Of Husband And Twin Sister, Say Police
  • The furniture was sparse—a dresser with delft, a rough kitchen table with chairs, the armchair she sat in, and the rocking chair in which Mrs. Prendergast rocked, a black-and-white cat purring companionably on her lap. Winter Bloom
  • Visitors during the summer of 2002 may expect to see a new black-and-white marble floor in the rotunda beneath the dome.
  • So I sent for 55 black-and-white, zig-zag gumshields and that was the hoot, that was what got the youngsters interested.
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