juxtaposition

[ US /ˌdʒəkstəpəˈzɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˌʌkstɐpəzˈɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. a side-by-side position
  2. the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
    it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors
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How To Use juxtaposition In A Sentence

  • There are three degrees of intimacy between words, of which the first and loosest is expressed by their mere juxtaposition as separate words, the second by their being hyphened, and the third or closest by their being written continuously as one word. Hyphens.
  • However, this happy juxtaposition of Eastern style and Western living has not always been so effortless.
  • Armantrout's short lines, use of rhetoric, aggressive lineation, disjunctions and juxtapositions, discursiveness, parataxis, and myriad condensatory techniques are all exemplary, but never overbearing. Seth Abramson: November 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews
  • Only when an influence is exerted, whether immediately or through a third party, from one upon another has society come into existence in place of a mere spatial juxtaposition or temporal contemporaneousness or succession of individuals. Introduction to the Science of Sociology
  • In juxtaposition, Mandrake welcomes blue jeans, Toms and houses a minimalist environment to sip a brewski. Girl at a Bar: The Birthday Bar Conundrum
  • Haraway's juxtaposition of the words ‘fiction’ and ‘reality’ illustrates the arbitrary nature of these and other binaries in Western society.
  • The word-play grazes against rhyme, the lilt of the language tilts readers into lineated juxtaposition. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • It was an interesting juxtaposition. Times, Sunday Times
  • She got nothing, for instance, out of the juxtaposition of "roaming" and "Romeo" in the verse of Irving Berlin's "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," a neat half-rhyme on which Fred Astaire for whom Berlin wrote the song never failed to put the sliest of spins. It Ain't (Always) That Serious
  • Rose of Ireland and the White Rose of Devon, a noted Society phrasemonger had dubbed them, seeing them together on the lawn one Ascot Cup Day, their light draperies and delicate ribbons whip-whipping in the pleasant June breeze, ivory-skinned, jetty-locked Celtic beauty and blue-eyed, flaxen-locked Saxon fairness in charming, confidential juxtaposition under one lace sunshade, lined with what has been the last new fashionable colour under twenty names, since then; only that year they called it _Rose fané_. The Dop Doctor
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