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Diversity has strengthened our Board of Directors.
  the condition of variety — especially in reference to members of a population group who are of different races or cultures
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Diversity in population groups is an important concept in hiring employees, admitting students to colleges, and selecting project teams. Measurements frequently include such factors as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, income, work experience, education, marital and parental status, geographic background, and sexual orientation.
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  • Diversity has strengthened our Board of Directors.
  • The study was flawed by a lack of diversity in the clinical trials.
  • The school says diversity is a priority, but 98% of their tenured professors identify themselves with the same political party.
  • Our motto at Fairfield High is Diversity Breeds Knowledge,
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry

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  • Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Back in 10, he’d worked on one of the beef ranches, maintaining the genetic diversity of the herd with the implantation of long-frozen cow embryos.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • "Come," cried the inspector, laughing; "it’s a very pretty diversity of opinion."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The diversity of the borough is extraordinary:
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Such ecological diversity sustained an astonishing diversity of plant and animal life.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • the deeply thinking Brahman, who scorns diversity, who seeks unity.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha

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  • the principle lives on in all its human and absurd diversity.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • This diversity, with many different types of crops, allowed the farmer to get by if prices fell for any one crop.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Of roaring, shrieking, howling, jingling chains,
    And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • It was a strange collection, like Billy Bones’s hoard for the diversity of coinage, but so much larger and so much more varied that I think I never had more pleasure than in sorting them.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • ...the slow process of unification in which the diversities of existence are utilized, and nothing, nothing is lost.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • GEORGE: . . . a race of scientists and mathematicians, each dedicated to and working for the greater glory of the supercivilization. ... There will be a certain . . . loss of liberty, I imagine, as a result of this experiment . . . but diversity will no longer be the goal.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Making its cities, beginnings, events, diversities, wars, vocal in him,
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • But the more racial strife they can report, the more the public questions what good any of this diversity brings.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Industrialization has turned life into an industry and systematically destroys the essential diversity that provides richness to the human experience.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • "Yes," she said, "television is one of those unique products of the American genius. A means of keeping a complex country intact. ... Rich and poor, black and white—they share the same heroes... In January the talk is of Super-bowl. In October, baseball. Say what you will, but only Americans could so skillfully build instant bridges among the classes, bind together diversity."
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • As diversity becomes the norm, in other words, people cease to focus on it.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The first step is to agree that most people share the goal of true diversity, with many races competing freely and successfully.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • They did not look like the students at his old school; there was much more diversity sprinkled throughout these seats.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • In the resonance of this affection, and by way of setting it off, the poem touches on a vast diversity of relationships between men and women:
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • We want to see more diversity in decision-making roles in the justice system.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Now that’s diversity for you.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • There was no more diversity to balance.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Thinking of all three, I realized that one was a Southern WASP, one a Sarah Lawrence Jewess, and the last a Polack—a gathering distinguished not only by its diversity but for the sense that all three were dead.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • …branches of government, Boris had drawn daggers with his name on them, roses and hearts surrounding Kotku’s initials, and a set of spying eyes, peeping slyly to one side, above a partially filled out sample test: Why does man need government? to impose ideology, punish wrongdoers, and promote equality and brotherhood among peoples What are some duties of an American citizen? to vote for Congress, celebrate diversity, and fight the enemies of the state Hobie, thankfully, was out.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Thanks to the stealing, a black market with a remarkable diversity of goods flourished in camp.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Harmony was the soul of our companionship, and the diversity and contrast that subsisted in our characters drew us nearer together.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He was unpleasantly struck, too, by the excessive contempt for others that he observed in Speranski, and by the diversity of lines of argument he used to support his opinions.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He made all manner of gestures while he spoke, as if in incidental imitation of some few of the great diversity of signals that he had never seen.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The flowing life which comes from the sense of order in chaos, or, if you prefer, from unity in diversity, as well as vice versa, which is the realization of the contradiction inherent in architecture, is here absolutely absent.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Nancy quickly brought a bottle from a cupboard, in which there were many: which, to judge from the diversity of their appearance, were filled with several kinds of liquids.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Its aim is simple; to maintain and produce coordinated patterns of greater and greater diversity.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "That big dish that is smoking farther off," said Sancho, "seems to me to be an olla podrida, and out of the diversity of things in such ollas, I can’t fail to light upon something tasty and good for me."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Crops of unusual diversity grew in profusion and contiguity, with not an inch of ground untended.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • How are your various dresses to be remembered, and the particular state of your complexion, and curl of your hair to be described in all their diversities, without having constant recourse to a journal?
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Which Object worketh on the Eyes, Eares, and other parts of mans body; and by diversity of working, produceth diversity of Apparences.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • By the diversity of her humour, in turn mystical or mirthful, talkative, taciturn, passionate, careless, she awakened in him a thousand desires, called up instincts or memories.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was interesting to see how closely they resembled each other despite the wide diversity of national and regional backgrounds.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And if we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • To produce "Human development in its richest diversity" (to quote your Humboldt) is to my mind far above respectability.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Let us add a quantity of fine, amusing, and varied streets, like the Rue de Rivoli, and I do not despair of Paris presenting to the eye, when viewed from a balloon, that richness of line, that opulence of detail, that diversity of aspect, that grandiose something in the simple, and unexpected in the beautiful, which characterizes a checker-board.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Desire, discipline, diversity.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • At a time when multicultural diversity is challenging the literary canon of this country, the major publishers still are barely now responding to the literary output of Chicano writers.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • The little, interesting diversity of shapes had vanished from the scene; all that remained was a vast, dark matrix of sorrow and tragedy, the same in all the houses and the river-flats and the people and the birds; they were only shapen differently.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
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