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Definitions of comparison
The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate. Newage Dictionary DB
The state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them. Newage Dictionary DB
That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude. Newage Dictionary DB
The modification, by inflection or otherwise, which the adjective and adverb undergo to denote degrees of quality or quantity; as, little, less, least, are examples of comparison. Newage Dictionary DB
The act of perceiving likenesses or differences; an illustration or simile; the study of things to discover likenesses and differences; relative resemblance; in grammar, the inflection of adjectives and adverbs which shows a difference in degree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
The act of comparing: comparative estimate: a simile, or figure by which two things are compared: (gram.) the inflection of an adjective. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
Act of comparing; comparative estimate; simile. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
A comparing; an estimate of likeness or unlikeness; a simile; example; resemblance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
Act of comparing; state of being compared; comparative estimate; proportion; a simile, or illustration by similitude; the inflection of an adjective in its several degrees; the reflective faculty which compares. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
The act of comparing; a consideration of the relations between persons or things in order to discover wherein they agree and wherein they differ; the inflection of an adjective to express more or less. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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– Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
– Will Warburton by George Gissing