contradistinction

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a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast

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contradistinction to the doctrine that God is everything.
It runs (in contradistinction to hopping), but not quite so quickly as some of its congeners.
Just as he liked and praised a country life in comparison with the life he did not like, so too he liked the peasantry in contradistinction to the class of men he did not like, and so too he knew the peasantry as something distinct from and opposed to men generally.
Little Bethel might have been nearer, and might have been in a straighter road, though in that case the reverend gentleman who presided over its congregation would have lost his favourite allusion to the crooked ways by which it was approached, and which enabled him to liken it to Paradise itself, in contradistinction to the parish church and the broad thoroughfare leading thereunto.
For the Colombian-born Friedemann, whose father is an American citizen, the lace window curtains that were a fixture in bourgeois neighborhoods in her native Bogota came to embody for her the contradictions and contradistinctions that make up the world of an expatriate: the outsider stance toward both native and adopted cultures; the sense of a veil separating private and public personas.