Their life seems an immense disparity between effort and opportunity.
The disparity of force was not so great as to make resistance altogether hopeless.
Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
In some other respects also a certain disparity is apparent between a minister and his elders.
Sir James Yeo began by blockading Sackett's Harbor in the early part of 1814, but when the American squadron was ready he was compelled to retire by the disparity of the forces.
This disparity made the subsequent contrast the more striking.
The greatest disparity in size between the sexes is met with in the tropical genus Nephila, the females of which are gigantic representatives of the Argyopidae.
This disparity results in some degree at least from the comparative narrowness of the inter-tropical Atlantic, and the absence of a cool northern area in the Indian Ocean.
In the parasitic Copepoda and Isopoda the disparity in size is carried to an extreme degree, and the minute male is attached, like a parasite, to the enormously larger female.
Another and very obvious difficulty is traceable to the great disparity in the weight of air as compared with any known solid, and the consequent want of buoying or sustaining power which that disparity involves.
The same disparity is shown in her trade with Germany, which is, however, much smaller - less than half a million.
This disparity is partly accounted for by the facts that large spaces, notably in the Chinese city, are not built over, and that the grounds surrounding the imperial palace, private residences and temples are very extensive.