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Definition very different — often referring to a collection of very different elements such as a group of very different people
  • We discussed disparate ideas.
disparate = very different
  • We need to turn this disparate group into a team.
  • disparate = made up of very different members
  • such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing
  • Although they had disparate interests, they united under a common banner.
  • What about the president's claim that bringing all these disparate agencies under one roof will end duplication?
    Ivan Eland  --  Bush Plan Is Just 'Do Something'  -- (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • With just nine days to go before their first game, Luma figured her best shot at getting this disparate group of boys to bond was to make them face adversity together.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • disparate = very different
  • Like most mysteries, it was a puzzle with many disparate pieces.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • disparate = very different
  • We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the "ideas" with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • disparate = very different
  • weld their disparate personalities into a cohesive fighting unit.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • disparate = very different (kinds of)
  • ...Chaplain Trey Vaughn told this large and disparate gathering.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • disparate = including very
  • I learned to concentrate disparate forces and sensations and make them run together,
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • disparate = very different
  • But I thought that Mitt was beginning to appreciate the differences in the three of us ... that this was our truest world, rich with disparate melodies.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • disparate = very different
  • On the surface they will be disparate in character and position
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • disparate = very different
  • an otherwise honorable man with a single weakness that had been uncovered by two disparate parties both with extraordinary resources.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • disparate = very different
  • transform these disparate elements
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • disparate = very different
  • As someone who had spent his life exploring the hidden interconnectivity of disparate emblems and ideologies,
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • disparate = very different
  • Approaching, disparate, at relaxed walking pace...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • disparate = different
  • Shifting coalitions of justices produced disparate results.
    Michael S. Greve  --  The Term the Constitution Died  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • I combined a thousand disparate elements into one unified system.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Aye, it was at my request you assumed command of our disparate forces.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr

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