His appearance was very neat, and he looked like a sensible young man, but his person had no other advantage; and when he came to be contrasted
with gentlemen, she thought he must lose all the ground he had gained in Harriet's inclination.
His pleasure in music, though it amounted not to that ecstatic delight which alone could sympathize with her own, was estimable when contrasted
against the horrible insensibility of the others; and she was reasonable enough to allow that a man of five and thirty might well have outlived all acuteness of feeling and every exquisite power of enjoyment.
She wore an amber-coloured flower, too, in her hair: it contrasted
well with the jetty mass of her curls.
The gaoler standing at his side, and the other gaolers moving about, who would have been well enough as to appearance in the ordinary exercise of their functions, looked so extravagantly coarse contrasted
with sorrowing mothers and blooming daughters who were there--with the apparitions of the coquette, the young beauty, and the mature woman delicately bred--that the inversion of all experience and likelihood which the scene of shadows presented, was heightened to its utmost.
My rapid mind pursued him to the town, made a picture of the street with him in it, and contrasted
its lights and life with the lonely marsh and the white vapour creeping over it, into which I should have dissolved.
The expression of trusting simplicity in Marner's face, heightened by that absence of special observation, that defenceless, deer-like gaze which belongs to large prominent eyes, was strongly contrasted
by the self-complacent suppression of inward triumph that lurked in the narrow slanting eyes and compressed lips of William Dane.
The colors, meant to match those of the walls, contrasted
disagreeably with them, having been applied more recently, apparently by a color-blind artist.
His words, spirited as they were in meaning, contrasted
sadly with the weakness of the voice in which they were uttered.