• WordNet 3.6
    • n comparability qualities that are comparable "no comparison between the two books","beyond compare"
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  • Simone De Beauvoir
    “The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.”
  • George Eliot
    “Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?”
  • Bible
    “Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”
  • Erica Jong
    “Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.”
  • Sir Richard Steele
    “Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.”


In literature:

Compared with one of our years what a long time does an Uranian, or Neptunian, "year" seem?
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
Some of the larger planets have several, but there is not one to compare with our moon.
"The Children's Book of Stars" by G.E. Mitton
"English Synonyms and Antonyms" by James Champlin Fernald
She accepted, of course, the religious opinions of her family, but in what I may call a comparatively mild form.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Where the peninsula of Gallipoli joined the mainland is, comparatively speaking, a narrow neck of land.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
These tugs had no great accommodations for passengers and comparatively few people escaped by this means.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
No doubt the time will come when we shall know, if not the full truth, at least enough to justify a conclusion as to the comparative losses.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
This genuinely remarkable man had built up the study of comparative anatomy.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
The grower plants to skim a comparatively small return from a large area.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
So the process of education is comparatively slow.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But these temporary effects would be insignificant compared with the permanent ones.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Relations with a grisette may be compared to limited and free marriage, in which there is comparative fidelity.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
But we lose the perceptions before we are capable of methodizing or comparing them.
"Modern Painters Volume II (of V)" by John Ruskin
Which are comparatively rare.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
This, though a comparatively easy test, was virtually a failure.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
The law of any one is the law which has been given for him, or which concerns him; compare Lev.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
He made no pretence of comprehending women, or comparing them with men.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
To what may the bones be compared?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
It would be interesting to compare views on the points suggested.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
And this God is comparable to mortals neither in bodily form nor understanding.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace

In poetry:

Could I compare that voice divine,
To bird's most joyous lay,
When hailing from his lofty pine,
Young day?
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
Fair is my dove, my loved one,
None can with her compare:
Yea, comely as Jerusalem,
Like unto Tirzah fair.
"Marriage Song" by Yehudah ha-Levi
Yet there's a world above us,
So beautiful and fair,
That nothing here can equal,
And nought with it compare.
"To Mr. C.R." by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
The noblest ever planned,
With quaint device and rare,
By man, can ill compare
With these from God's own hand.
"Summer Hours" by Horatio Alger Jr
When poverty was nigh,
I strove our means to spare;
You, now rich grown, me scorn to own;
To poison me compare.
"The Plaint Of A Rejected Wife" by Confucius
To the Weaver Maid's
Slender cords
You may compare them, yet
Your heartstrings will be
The first to break I'd say
"To the Weaver Maid's" by Ise

In news:

Compared to last summer's physical work, going to school is like taking a rest according to Victor Calle , 17, of East Lyme.
Wall Street has been relatively calm through the first 50 days of 2012 -- compared to some of the active days it had last year.
Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP said Wednesday morning that a major refinery acquisition helped company revenue and profit soar in the fourth quarter compared to the same period in 2010.
779 (Previous rank: 996) Compare tool: Calumet Specialty Products vs Top 10 CEO: F. 2780 Waterfront Pkwy.
Zuk and Carman accompanied us on a taste-tour of arena canteens to find out how the chow there compares to what's available at the MTS Centre.
Five capital-cost -estimation programs are compared using a set of case studies.
During the short span of recorded racing history--when compared to our history on earth as a whole--more than a few dozen names can instantly be recognized as legends within the sport based on last names alone.
Consumption of a meal high in monounsaturated fat was associated with acute impairment of endothelial function when compared with a carbohydrate -rich meal.
It is known as a "confounding variable" to epidemiologists, and quinoline yellow-dyed vitamin supplements are not to be compared with undyed supplements, both in their potential for doing good and for doing harm.
We are fortunate to live in a more suburban area - we get great songbirds here compared to larger cities.
The cardiology center where President Boris N Yeltsin of Russia is likely to have heart surgery later this month has high success rates that are comparable to those in many American hospitals, leading American heart surgeons said yesterday.
00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day Prices in dollars per hundredweight, Equated to FOB Omaha Basis.
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You can also swap cartridges quickly and easily to compare their sound.
The cartridge features a patent-pending open pleat media that results in greatly extended service life and lower pressure drop compared to standard cartridges .

In science:

Indeed, for n elementary moves, the winding number W for our three strands problem would scale like phW 2i ∝ √n (compare with hL(wn )i ∝ n), whereas the probability of W = 0 would scale like n−3/2 (compare with pn (0) ∝ λn/n2).
Random walks on the braid group B_3 and magnetic translations in hyperbolic geometry
In Match Vertex() a given combination of Flavours is compared with a given Single Vertex, i.e. all Flavours which are set will be compared and if they match, the unset Flavours as well as the coupling constants can be filled.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Within a double loop over all Single Amplitudes the appropriate Point lists are compared with Single Compare(), where one of them is marked for deletion in case they are equal.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Single Compare() compares two Point lists recursively which means that in one recursion step always two Points are inspected.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The radio detected systems seem to have a notably higher median obscuration than the complete sample, AHα = 1.6 mag compared with AHα = 1.2 mag (Figure 19), and the distribution is broader, a Gaussian fit giving a FWHM of 1.2 mag compared with 1.0 mag for the optically selected galaxies.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
In order for the extended radio emission from Z And to be a radio jet comparable with those seen in other types of system, we would expect to see a number of comparable properties.
A radio jet in the prototypical symbiotic star Z And?
Since the energy densities are comparable in the forward and reverse shocks at this time, the cooling frequency in the reverse shock (above which the emission cuts off ) should be comparable to that in the forward shock if their magnetic energy fractions are also comparable.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
The space S (K0(A)) can be used to compare elements of K0 (A), but sometimes the space T (A) (and, therefore, S (K0(A))) can be used to compare elements (or at least pro jections) of A.
On topologically finite-dimensional simple C*-algebras
The results are compared with those of Ref. 4 and shown to further limit the parameter space. We additionally compare both F-based experiments with the most recent NAIAD results . No comparison is made with DAMA, since their results for 23Na and 127I are not presented independently.
Exclusion limits on spin dependent WIMP-nucleon couplings from the SIMPLE experiment
On the one hand the polymers considered here are thin (radius ≈ 2 ˚A) compared to the typical nanotube (radius ≈ 10 ˚A) and compared to the typical binding separation (≈ 3–4 ˚A plus radii of molecules).
van der Waals interaction of parallel polymers and nanotubes
The Q and R criteria work in a comparable way for the hairpin, but Q is worse for the helix (for several other helices it was found to be comparable).
Chirality and Protein Folding
This means that a comparatively large population of grains remains at a size around amax (while it should have grown further), providing a comparatively large cross-section for the depletion of the smaller (1 µm) grains.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
As the terminology suggests, the exceptional spaces will turn out to be relatively rare compared to the unexceptional spaces, as will be seen by comparing Lemma 4.1 and Lemma 4.2 below.
On the singularity probability of random Bernoulli matrices
Therefore it is comparatively easier to compare with model predictions than the full- fledg ed time evolution of the spectrum.
The spectral evolution of impulsive solar X-ray flares. II.Comparison of observations with models
BPW model (for the same input SUSY parameters). 3Although ˆδRR is comparable to ˆδLL , its contribution to AR (via the bino loop) is typically suppressed compared to that of δLL to AL (in part by the factor (α1 /α2 )(M1 /M2 )) in most of the parameter space.
Lepton Flavor Violation within a realistic SO(10)/G(224) Framework