juxtaposition

Part of speech: noun

A placing close together; contiguity.

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Usage examples "juxtaposition":

  1. It was a juxtaposition of mental, moral, and physical forces that almost took Mr. Byrd's breath away. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
  2. You get these two processes in the closest juxtaposition in ordinary life. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
  3. No matter how often we go in search of them, and force them into juxtaposition, they prove to have none of that innate coherent power with which ideas combine that we can hold as true and profitable. - "God the Known and God the Unknown", Samuel Butler.