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heterogeneous

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Definition consisting of elements that are not of the same kind
  • the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous
  • At the present time my mind is so full of heterogeneous matter that I almost despair of ever being able to put it in order.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • heterogeneous = different (consisting of elements that are not of the same kind)
  • But in a second these heterogeneous elements were all united by the voice of Mr. Rodney...
    Woolf, Virginia  --  Night and Day
  • Nevertheless, the two girls managed to bestow the heterogeneous collection with tasteful adaptation to their needs.
    Harte, Bret  --  Devil's Ford
  • Of all the heterogeneous mass of people who had poured into Atlanta, the army people alone she refused to receive or tolerate.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Our bodies are half made up of glands and tubes and organs, occupied in turning heterogeneous food into blood.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I am going to push out into the heterogeneous crowd.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Blanche: Heterogeneous — types?
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Something of the salt sea yet lingered in old Bildad's language, heterogeneously mixed with Scriptural and domestic phrases.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She looked about at the heterogeneous chairs and tables.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The town was as heterogeneous as Chicago.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Once, among the heterogeneous crowd of inmates there appeared a dancing-master.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • She looked about at the heterogeneous chairs and tables.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Thirteen years he dedicated to these heterogeneous tasks, but the hand of a stranger murdered him—and his novel was incoherent and no one found the labyrinth.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • It is, however, from the bosom of this heterogeneous and agitated mass that authors spring; and from the same source their profits and their fame are distributed.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • On her way back to her room she found the Countess Gemini standing in the open doorway of a little parlour in which a small collection of heterogeneous books had been arranged.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • They formed a motley and heterogeneous admixture;—some petulant animosity, which was not yet hatred, some esteem, more respect, much fear, with a world of uneasy curiosity.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • It was a small group still, with heterogeneous figures suspended in large unpeopled spaces; but Lily did not take long to learn that its regulation was no longer in Mr. Stancy's hands.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She had taken charge of his upbringing and his education, which meant that as an adult he was lumped together with that large, heterogeneous group defined by the media as Muslims.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He was keenly aware that the party was built out of extremely heterogeneous elements, frankly speaking of it in his "House Divided" speech as composed of "strange, discordant, and even hostile elements."
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth

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