What does the word juxtaposition mean?

Usage examples for juxtaposition

  1. Perhaps these things strike the more as they are the more unlike the work in juxtaposition with which one finds them; nor can it be maintained that Hobbes's style is suitable for all purposes. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. From this day she forced herself to take pains to avoid him- never allowing herself, as formerly, to remain long in his company, even if their juxtaposition were purely accidental. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  3. Unceremoniously he swung his captive over on his side, bringing his neck and ankles in juxtaposition to the legs of that substantial piece of furniture, the lounge. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance

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