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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdichotomydi‧chot‧o‧my /daɪˈkɒtəmi $ -ˈkɑː-/ noun (plural dichotomies) [countable] formal  SEPARATEthe difference between two things or ideas that are completely oppositedichotomy between a dichotomy between his public and private lives
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dichotomyIs there really a dichotomy of interests between the two?And what of the masculine/feminine dichotomy?It continues the gender dichotomy of men as mind, women as body.Maybe wrestling with the love / hate, personal / political dichotomy is why he killed himself.In the Arts Council's rhetoric of liberal synthesis, dichotomies are for ever being overcome by acts of sheer good will.This dichotomy is not really physically consistent.Two dichotomies are helpful in examining this area of discourse.dichotomy betweenThe artist is concerned with the dichotomy between the way something appears and reality.
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