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  • There is a huge variance in how people respond to the medication.
  • Wide price variances are common depending upon where you shop.
  • The candidates have core beliefs that are at wide variance with each other.
  • The study found that variance in working memory improves sight reading of music, but that hours of practice has over four times as much effect.

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  • "Dear Sir,— "The disagreement subsisting between yourself and my late honoured father always gave me much uneasiness, and since I have had the misfortune to lose him, I have frequently wished to heal the breach; but for some time I was kept back by my own doubts, fearing lest it might seem disrespectful to his memory for me to be on good terms with anyone with whom it had always pleased him to be at variance.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • It is a point difficult to fix where the features and countenance are so much at variance as in your case.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He will to his Egyptian dish again: then shall the sighs of Octavia blow the fire up in Caesar; and, as I said before, that which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate author of their variance.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • I strive to make peace between those whom I know to be at variance; I am the devoted servant of Our Lady, and my trust is ever in the infinite mercy of God our Lord.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Some motive beneath the surface had been needed to account for Will’s sudden change of in rejecting Mr. Casaubon’s aid and quitting his travels; and this defiant determination to fix himself in the neighborhood by taking up something so much at variance with his former choice as Mr. Brooke’s Middlemarch projects, revealed clearly enough that the undeclared motive had relation to Dorothea.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Alliance by blood, or marriage, is a frequent cause of war between princes; and the nearer the kindred is, the greater their disposition to quarrel; poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels

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  • Firmly resolved, after putting his affairs in order in the regiment, to retire from the army and return and marry Sonya, Nicholas, serious, sorrowful, and at variance with his parents, but, as it seemed to him, passionately in love, left at the beginning of January to rejoin his regiment.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The variance is suggestive of an almost complete separation of passion and intellect, as though thought and emotion were each isolated in its own sphere through some violence of will-power.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • She gave me her hand, and its deadly coldness, so at variance with the enforced composure of her features, deepened the fascination that overpowered me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • ’Thank you: — whether people, who are like each other in their moral constitution, are in greater danger than people not so circumstanced, supposing any serious cause of variance to arise between them, of being divided angrily and deeply?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It was a text which might seem to the casual observer at variance with the lofty morality elsewhere preached by Jesus Christ.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • There was a peace and serenity upon them all, strangely at variance with the bewilderment and confusion of his own half-sobered thoughts, and yet impressive and welcome.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • In a worldly view, he had nothing to gain by being on terms with Sir Walter; nothing to risk by a state of variance.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Are you at variance with the Englishman?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mr. Glegg’s unmistakable kind-heartedness was shown in this, that it pained him more to see his wife at variance with others,—even with Dolly, the servant,—than to be in a state of cavil with her himself; and the quarrel between her and Mr. Tulliver vexed him so much that it quite nullified the pleasure he would otherwise have had in the state of his early cabbages, as he walked in his garden before breakfast the next morning.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • But we must betray Hepzibah’s secret, and confess that the native timorousness of her character even now developed itself in a quick tremor, which, to her own perception, set each of her joints at variance with its fellows.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The variance depends a little on luck and a great deal on the extent of litigation.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • When southerners go to the north, they are proud to do them honor; but the northern man is not welcome south of Mason and Dixon’s line, unless he suppresses every thought and feeling at variance with their "peculiar institution."
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • "Be it so," answered Ulrica; "yet wore these fiendish features the mask of a spirit of light when they were able to set at variance the elder Front-de-Boeuf and his son Reginald!
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • How permanently it was imprinted upon his vision; that look of her as she glided into the parlour to tea; a slim flexible figure; a face, strained from its roundness, and marked by the pallors of restless days and nights, suggesting tragic possibilities quite at variance with her times of buoyancy; a trying of this morsel and that, and an inability to eat either.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • She and his father had been at variance from his earliest remembrance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • But the most remarkable part of the story is, how these Englishmen, who had been so much at variance, should agree about the choice of those women; yet they took a way good enough to prevent quarreling among themselves.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The district-attorney’s persistence was visibly at variance with the sentiments of every one, of the public, of the court, and of the jury.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Bourne uses ’final protection,’ a minor variance.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • However, he said, "I’ve sold the presentation of the living, Hodson; none of that breed shall get it, I war’nt"; and Mr. Hodson said he was quite right: and I have no doubt from this that the two brothers are at variance—as brothers often are, and sisters too.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • But the results are so at variance with expectations that I have concluded either that the data are too meager, or the horses or riders are not honest.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • It was the million-to-one thing I spoke of earlier, the thing which even Eric could not properly assess, because of the variances of powers among the individual members of the family.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Any exotic qualities which might have come from Sol Weintraub’s Jewish legacy were instantly negated by his BW accent, his Crawford Squire Shop wardrobe, and the fact that he had come to the party with a copy of Detresque’s Solitudes in Variance absentmindedly tucked under his arm.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The only variance in the words from tribe to tribe was the refrain that identified the singers.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The audio recorders had picked up no unusual sounds, and neither the microwave nor the electromagnetic detector had registered the slightest energy variances.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • *at variance This jolly prentice with his master bode, Till he was nigh out of his prenticehood, All were he snubbed* both early and late, *rebuked And sometimes led with revel to Newgate.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • This object of interest wore her hat—an ornament of extreme simplicity and not at variance with her plain muslin gown, too short for her years, though it must already have been "let out."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • "You’ll be decidedly at variance, all the same," he said in a moment.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • The motion of his body, too, was at variance with this idea—for he rocked from side to side with a gentle yet constant and uniform sway.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • If any of the material facts of the case are at variance with the probability of guilt, it will be the duty of you gentlemen to give the defendant the benefit of the doubt raised.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He seen he wuz sick—everybody been knowin’ dat for de last longest, and den Ah reckon he heard y’all wuz kind of at variance, so dat wuz his chance.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • He recalled the unwonted agitation of Captain Vere and his excited exclamations so at variance with his normal manner.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • With all domestic finesse of that kind he was hopelessly at variance.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Any trifling variance in the aim of this formidable weapon would prove fatal; since, the head being the target, or rather the point it was desired to graze without injuring, an inch or two of difference in the line of projection must at once determine the question of life or death.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • On points where the learned have, in purity of heart, been compelled to differ, the unlettered will necessarily be at variance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • A man can never do anything at variance with his own nature.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • There was a general bustle, a rustling of the women’s gowns and shuffling of the men’s feet, greatly at variance with that hushed repose which should attend the entrance of the minister.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • Nels’s words were at variance with the meaning in his face.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Joe’s words were at variance with his looks.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • Tom Doan, riding with these silent, somber men, felt a strong beat of his pulse that was at variance with the oppression of his mind.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
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