An*tith"e*sis (#), n.; pl. Antitheses. (#) [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to set against, to oppose; against + to set. See Thesis.]
An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, "The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself." "He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen."
The second of two clauses forming an antithesis.
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