The intimacy of the contrasting figures in the painting represented to Peck the love he had for his longtime wife, Veronique Peck.
His or her psychological development can still be influenced by the contrasting features of both genders.
Following their split, the two have embarked on contrasting career paths.
While I was writing this column, an interesting bit of contrasting data hit the wires.
People like to tell me their wine stories and more often than not they have to do with contrasting feelings.
These traits, contrasting with his own, Mr. Somers appreciated and admired.
Nice, I think, this contrasting of spiritual and natural productiveness.
Bright yellow breast with contrasting white below, with size, distinctive.
We were discussing the advantages of contrasting our home with other countries——'
That is a humorous way of contrasting the jealous patriotism of the Scot with the passionate individualism of the Celt.
1690s, from French contraster (Old French contrester), modified by or from Italian contrastare "stand out against, strive, contend," from Vulgar Latin *contrastare "to withstand," from Latin contra "against" (see contra) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Middle English had contrest "to fight against, to withstand," which became extinct. Modern word re-introduced as an art term. Related: Contrasted; contrasting; contrastive.
1711, from contrast (v.).