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Definition of Antithesis

Antithesis

  1. An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, "The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself." "He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen."
  2. The second of two clauses forming an antithesis.
  3. Opposition; contrast.

Antithesis Quotations

The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
John Boyle O'Reilly

I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing's simple. It's real.
Paul Walker

Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
Wole Soyinka

A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas.
Thomas Sowell

Preachers at black churches are the last people left in the English-speaking world who know the schemes and tropes of classical rhetoric: parallelism, antithesis, epistrophe, synecdoche, metonymy, periphrasis, litotes - the whole bag of tricks.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Antithesis Translations

antithesis in French is antithese
antithesis in German is Widerspruch
antithesis in Swedish is motsats, antites
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