Charles the Bold has often been regarded as the last representative of the feudal spirit - a man who possessed no other quality than a blind bravery - and accordingly has often been contrasted with his rival Louis XI.
This he was able to do, as a moderate Lutheran, whose calmness and common sense contrasted advantageously with the unbridled violence of his contemporaries.
It is when he is contrasted with other commanders, not of the age of Louis XIV., but of the Civil War, that Cromwell's greatness is most conspicuous.
The least satisfactory part of all these systems was that concerned with the lower plants or Cryptogams as contrasted with the higher or flowering plants (Phanerogams).
His mood at the end of the night contrasted with his mood at the beginning, as he was first reflective and then grew happier.
His pupils were contracted by the bright sunlight and his light green eyes contrasted sharply with his bronze tan.
Bronzed skin contrasted in an attractive way with the white muscle shirt.
With these stern Protestant discourses may be contrasted the beautiful, but somewhat euphuistical sermons of St Francois de Sales (1605-1622), full of mystical imagery.
They were thus contrasted with the Homologoumena, or universally .:acknowledged writings.
The various ways in which this special style could be modified by the scale of the work, and contrasted with the broader and more elaborate parts, gave the Mass (even in its merely technical aspects) a range which made it to the 16th-century composer what the symphony is to the great instrumental classics.