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Definition having a variety of colors
  • The color displayed a slight variegation, like the mottled light at the bottom of a clear forest pond.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • A pack of wolves, running low to the ground, their brindled fur shining in the variegated light.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Its empty holds are ingurgitating a vast, continuous rush of murky brown seawater, sucking in that variegated sewage like a drowning man sucks air.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The sentinels glanced at him with disbelief, their upturned faces tinted the color of tarnished brass by the variegated light.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Get some boughs of laurustinus, and variegated box, and yew, and boy's-love; ay, and some bunches of chrysanthemum.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • This part of the Rhine, indeed, presents a singularly variegated landscape.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • _Nora_ (_takes out of the box a tambourine and a long variegated shawl.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • The variegated fields are all one color now; the pastures, the stubble, the roads, the sky are the same leaden gray.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • The butcher leaped heavily sideways to avoid being mowed down into the variegated debris.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • But the crotons were lusher than ever and the variegated bougainvilleas she hadn't thought would take were heavy with pink blossoms.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Its teeth were smooth, variegated.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Like the colours in a variegated cord those contrasts could be seen intertwisted, yet not mingling.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • An immense crowd was passing to and fro in the Neffsky Avenue; a variegated stream of ladies flowed along the pavement.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Nose
  • I will not submit to this aimless passing of billycock hats and Homburg hats and all the plumed and variegated head-dresses of women.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • His shirt collars were higher; his face was redder; his shirt-frill flaunted gorgeously out of his variegated waistcoat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They grew scattered, as if wild, among the variegated shrubs, but, as I say, I did not examine them closely at this time.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • 50 3 skeins of variegated yarn (cap, scarf) = 1.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Always a good party man, Lincoln feared the Republican Party would disintegrate if it sacrificed the one principle its variegated supporters held in common.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • The Kendal green, though its date is more ancient, ought surely to be as dear to our feelings, as the variegated tartans of the north.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I had surprised her with it one night, a lovely large dieffenbachia with emerald-and-cream variegated leaves.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me

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