According to the distribution of database sentences presented in Table 3.1, as many as two sentences in five which feature a familiar antonymous pair also contain a second, related opposition. This means that the ancillary effect is not only common among ‘opposites’ in text, but is a relatively widespread phenomenon across language in general. Ancillary Antonymy will now be exemplified extensively and analysed in detail, with a view to assessing the different ways in which an antonymous pair can act as a lexical signal of a nearby contrast.