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variation
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • But the loudest screaming of the most hysterical editorial roused no emotion in himwhile a variation of a decimal point in a laboratory report on a test of Rearden Metal made him leap to his feet in eagerness or apprehension.
  • This was why he hated Lillian Rearden, thought Taggart: she knew the game, but she played it with unexpected variations of her own.

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  • He spoke with a smooth, cheerful assurance; Rearden had the impression that it was the assurance of a cardsharp who has spent a prodigious effort in memorizing every possible variation of the pattern, and is now safe in the knowledge that every card in the deck is marked.

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as in: a variation on a theme Define
something that is different than others of its type (synonyms could include: adaptation, version, alternate form)
as in: a 60% variation Define
difference -- typically between things of the same type, or within a limited range
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