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juxtapose

[juhk-stuh-pohz, juhk-stuh-pohz] /ˈdʒʌk stəˌpoʊz, ˌdʒʌk stəˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), juxtaposed, juxtaposing.
1.
to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; back formation from juxtaposition
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Examples for juxtapose
  • The program juxtaposed straightforward songs with open-ended improvisations.
  • Here, the ingredients are too obviously juxtaposed.
  • The conflicts were so dissimilar that essay after essay is able to do no more than juxtapose events as opposed to compare them.
  • Every time you juxtapose two images, you say something.
  • Nor does it much matter that some cutting-edge merchants juxtapose wares in ways once deemed unthinkable.
  • She attempts to juxtapose the private world and the public, historical world in order to give us the weight of tragedy.
  • It's clever to juxtapose the words of earthy truck drivers and erudite scientists on the same idea.
  • I'm also fascinated by the power of beauty, so the story gave me an opportunity to juxtapose the two--beauty and facelessness.
  • Incorporating Southwestern motifs, his paintings dramatically juxtapose electric hues with earth tones and radiate a golden light.
  • Several stories juxtapose the beautiful and the grotesque.
British Dictionary definitions for juxtapose

juxtapose

/ˌdʒʌkstəˈpəʊz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to place close together or side by side
Derived Forms
juxtaposition, noun
juxtapositional, adjective
Word Origin
C19: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position
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Word Origin and History for juxtapose
juxtapose
1851, from Fr. juxtaposer (1835), from L. juxta + Fr. poser (see juxtaposition).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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