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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

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

No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis.
Christopher Hitchens

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

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

This liberal progressive agenda... is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic.
Allen West
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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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