Word of the Day: Juxtaposition

/jək-stə-pə-ˈzi-sh(ə)n/, noun: 1. the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side “We live in a world of constant juxtaposition between joy that’s possible and pain that’s all too common. We hope for love and success and abundance, but we never quite forget that there is always lurking the possibility of disaster.” Marianne Williamson, 1952 – 2. the state of being placed “Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition; they have only a communal existence; and not only does the meaning of each interpenetrate the other, but in all their aggregate take their purport from the setting in which they are used.” Learned Hand, 1872 – 1961