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Definition of juxtaposition:

  1. A position side by side, apposition, contiguity.
  2. The state of being placed in nearness or contiguity.

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Examples of usage for juxtaposition:

  1. The two, unlike most men living in the difficult juxtaposition of owner and heir, were on the most excellent terms the one with the other. "Jane Oglander" , Marie Belloc Lowndes.
  2. Now that worshipping had gone and the space that it left had to be filled by some new relationship, something that could only come slowly, out of the close juxtaposition that living together in Bucket Lane had provided. "Fortitude" , Hugh Walpole.
  3. A writer exhibits clear and undeniable differences between two American tribes in geographical juxtaposition to one another. "The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" , Robert Gordon Latham.

Quotes for juxtaposition:

  1. Well, I know, after all, it is only juxtaposition, Juxtaposition, in short; and what is juxtaposition? - Arthur Hugh Clough
  2. I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition of words -not just how they sound or what they mean, but even what they look like. - Don DeLillo
  3. I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss. We may be in the wrong sign... Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else. - Ted Dexter
  4. The taste for quotations( and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste. - Susan Sontag
  5. I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether. - Alfred North Whitehead
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