Grammar Patterns

ADJ against n

The 'visible' group

These adjectives in this pattern indicate that something or someone is noticeable because they make a contrast with something else either in appearance or in the way they feel.
A buzzard was circling above the rock-face, black against the brightness.
The air was surprisingly cool against her skin.
The rocket was barely visible against the snow-covered hills.
  • black
  • bright
  • cold
  • cool
  • damp
  • dark
  • icy
  • invisible
  • luminous
  • pale
  • visible
  • warm
  • wet
  • white
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