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discrepancy
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Definition a difference between two things expected to be in agreement
  • She is on paid leave while the accounting discrepancy is investigated.
discrepancy = a difference between two things expected to be in agreement
  • There is still some discrepancy over the exact wording of the text.
  • discrepancy = a difference between two things expected to be in agreement
  • And, as that is so, there is a discrepancy (taking a paper from his pocket) which I cannot account for.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • discrepancy = a difference between two things expected to be in agreement
  • The discrepancy consists, Mrs. Helmer, in the fact that your father signed this bond three days after his death.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • discrepancy = a difference between two things expected to be in agreement
  • It is a discrepancy, isn't it?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • discrepancy = a difference between two things expected to be in agreement
  • What discrepancy?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • discrepancy = a difference between two things expected to be in agreement
  • Or, perhaps more accurately, this middle zone illustrates the fundamental discrepancy of love.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Do you know how to account for those strange discrepancies?
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • There may be a few little faults in the plumbing and minor discrepancies among the staff, but I'm very confident of my service.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The discrepancy between faith and the facts is greater than is generally assumed.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • His nervousness is compounded as Lovett questions him again, probing Mudd's story for discrepancies, half-truths, and outright lies.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • But here is a discrepancy of four dollars and sixty-five cents.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The harsh lifestyle, the lack of food, the drabness of people's dress, the discrepancy between the official exchange rate and the black market.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • He turned and searched the source of the image for some discrepancy.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Regardless of the motive, it will be necessary for you to explain the discrepancy in your books.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • The lack of harmony in the /-our/ words, leading to such discrepancies as /honorary/ and /honourable/, I have already mentioned.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "Nick, there have been many discrepancies in this case," Betsy said in Sharon's plummy broadcast voice.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • These nature-nurture discrepancies were addressed in a 1998 book by a little-known textbook author named Judith Rich Harris.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • But if, as might happen, there were some discrepancies, to admit the truth, to be frank and say like a man: "Well, I have looked into my accounts.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • It may be inseparable from the discrepancy in their years.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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