used in The Scarlet Letter
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to make more varied
This is used to describe variation in some things so frequently that they can be implied by the general context without a need to state them explicitly — such as:
- with regard to people — varying races, ethnicities, and genders
- with regard to investments — varying types of investments
- with regard to a company — varying sources of business
- Cluster all these individuals together, as they sometimes were, with other miscellaneous ones to diversify the group, and, for the time being, it made the Custom-House a stirring scene.
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diversify = make more varied
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