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contrast (someone or something) with (someone or something)

1. To highlight the differences between two people or things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "contrast" and "with." Now contrast Joe's unenthusiastic reaction with Sally's unbridled glee over the news.
2. To be obviously or clearly different from someone or something else. I think the paint color of the trim contrasts with the walls nicely.
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contrast (someone or something) with (someone or something else)

 and contrast (someone or something) to (someone or something else)
to examine people or things in a way that will show their differences. Contrast Sally with Sam, for instance, to see real differences. Contrast the busy geometry of a Gothic cathedral to the simple lines of an old Saxon castle.
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contrast with someone or something

1. to be different from someone or something. Bill's cheery attitude really contrasts with the gloom of his twin brother, Bob. This stiped tie really contrasts with that polka-dot shirt.
2. [for a color or pattern, etc.] to show a marked difference with or complement another. The black one contrasts nicely with the white one.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
In painful contrast to them stands commonplaceness, always a fatal fault.
But it seemed doubtful whether he looked out for the sake of contemplation or of turning his back to a person who stood in the middle of the room, with his legs considerably apart and his hands in his trouser-pockets: a person in all respects a contrast to the sleek and cool Rigg.
And this noisiness, this exultation at the moment of the ship's departure, make a tremendous contrast to the silent moments of her arrival in a foreign roadstead - the silent moments when, stripped of her sails, she forges ahead to her chosen berth, the loose canvas fluttering softly in the gear above the heads of the men standing still upon her decks, the master gazing intently forward from the break of the poop.
"Oh, he is a great contrast to me, I have no doubt" said Newman.
It's a striking contrast to your noble and virtuous attachment--a vile contrast!
I suppose that ancient Greece and modern Greece compared, furnish the most extravagant contrast to be found in history.
The involved area of brain parenchyma shows increased ADC values in contrast to no change in ADC for CIE [5, 7].
It was shown that second-generation contrast media agents cause also hemodynamic alterations transiently in contrast to hyperosmolar agents.
The CT values of the third-level vessel were greater than 200 HU, with high contrast to the liver parenchyma or surrounding tissue *Score 3: Diagnostic image quality: The portal veins or inferior vena cava (up to third level) could be imaged well, but the walls of the vessels were slightly rough, with some noise.
Keywords: Contrast to noise ratio, Pulse sequences, Magnetic resonance imaging, Imaging parameters, T1-T2 weighted images.
Assuming contrast develops over multiple sessions, it is possible that ending phases after a predetermined number of sessions results in Type II errors if the phase is not carried out for a sufficient number of sessions for contrast to develop.
* Reduce costs and prevent waste by using the proper amount of contrast to achieve the imaging sweet spot.
Alternative investigation was recommended to patients allergic to contrast to answer the clinical question.
Anyhow for these procedures some formulas have been suggested to calculate the dosage that is least dangerous for renal function: (a) Cigarroa's formula: 5 mL of contrast per kg b.w./serum creatinine (mg/dL) with maximum dose acceptable of 300 mL for diagnostic coronary arteriography [144]; (b) Laskey's formula: volume of contrast to eGFR ratio with a cut-off point of the ratio at 3.7 for percutaneous coronary intervention [145]; recently the cutoff point has been placed at 2.0: below a ratio of 2.0 CIN may be a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention, which would increase dramatically at a ratio of 3.0 [143,146]; (c) a ratio of the grams of iodine to eGFR; a ratio of 1.42, or even better a ratio of 1.0, would prevent CIN [143].