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  • Also currently in service are M-240s, M-249s, and the Mk-46, a variant of the M-249.†   (source)
  • bewitched (variant of 2); 5.†   (source)
  • The so-called Ancient Teachings — including those preserved by the Zensunni Wanderers from the first, second, and third Islamic movements; the Navachristianity of Chusuk, the Buddislamic Variants of the types dominant at Lankiveil and Sikun, the Blend Books of the Mahayana Lankavatara, the Zen Hekiganshu of III Delta Pavonis, the Tawrah and Talmudic Zabur surviving on Salusa Secundus, the pervasive Obeah Ritual, the Muadh Quran with its pure Ilm and Fiqh preserved among the pundi rice farmers of Caladan, the Hindu outcroppings found all through the universe in little pockets of insulated pyons, and finally, the Butlerian Jihad.†   (source)
  • Americans who spent more than six months in the United Kingdom during the 1980s are now forbidden to donate blood, in order to prevent the spread of BSE's human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.†   (source)
  • Nick's columns about Mukhtar (who at the time went by a variant of her name, Mukhtaran Bibi) brought her $430,000 in contributions from readers, channeled through Mercy Corps, an aid group that does work in Pakistan.†   (source)
  • He formulated a variant of Pythagoras' equation.†   (source)
  • And just as guilts of variant cause and intricacy were etched forever in her own and Grace's hearts, so too was the hurt she had wrought in his.†   (source)
  • Cupid and Psyche is perhaps the earliest variant on this tale.†   (source)
  • On the "attack" variant, the pods or seats are replaced with rockets and machine guns.†   (source)
  • I looked at my parents' aliases and their birthdays, which variants I knew.†   (source)
  • There were manuscripts there which he needed for the purpose of checking variant readings of the Talmudic passage on which he was working.†   (source)
  • In my thinking we were still no more than unhappy minor variants; but I could look back and consider why we had been forced to flee...I glanced at Petra.†   (source)
  • The penciled note in the paperback had mentioned a variant.†   (source)
  • Variants of this rumormongering set off other cities.†   (source)
  • How do you think these darker variants fared?†   (source)
  • The most resistant variants are the ones that survive, of course.†   (source)
  • She had cut back on bodybuilding, that extreme variant of bodily glorification, some years ago.†   (source)
  • For ours is a superior variant, and we are only just beginning.†   (source)
  • variant, 1687 ed. Put there maybe by some student.†   (source)
  • unless it be a pseudo-Italianate variant on triste ( = wretched, depraved).†   (source)
  • In other words, was there some original master story for any particular myth from which all subsequent stories—pallid imitations—are "displacements," or does the myth take shape by slow accretion as variant story versions are told and retold over time?†   (source)
  • What we have, even in our earliest recorded literature, are variants, embellishments, versions, what Frye called "displacement" of the myth.†   (source)
  • Resistance to disease is one of the most important characteristics progressively accumulated and preserved in the variants that survive.†   (source)
  • The tales Propp looks at go back hundreds of years and have scores of variants, and while they happen to be Slavic in origin, structurally theyresemble the Germanic, Celtic, French, and Italian folktales better known in the West.†   (source)
  • Scoops IV and V were recovered intact from the Indian Ocean and the Appalachian foothills, but neither contained radically new organisms; those collected were harmless variants of S. albus, a common contaminant of normal human skin.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist noticed that Edklinth was using a third variant on the police interrogator, the uninterested cop, which in this particular case seemed to be working even better.†   (source)
  • She had obviously never played for a club, and when he mentioned that the game seemed to have been a variant of a classic game by Lasker, she gave him an uncomprehending look.†   (source)
  • They can see quite well that if it is to survive they have not only to preserve it from deterioration, but they must protect it from the even more serious threat of the superior variant.†   (source)
  • Many other variants of the theme will be found among the episodes to come.†   (source)
  • The hero making fire in the whale is a variant of the sacred marriage.†   (source)
  • Instead, he went in for such things as ponsoring a Mukaihara contest in gateball, a primitive variant of croquet; he often wore a necktie — which cost him five thousand yen, or twenty dollars — with Gate Ball embroidered across it in English script.†   (source)
  • In the change of leaves about him he was calmer, heavy in his seated position, with the crown of his felt hat taking the side against variants, played by the green shadow and yellow of the leaves.†   (source)
  • But in each variant of Socialism that appeared from about 1900 onwards the aim of establishing liberty and equality was more and more openly abandoned.†   (source)
  • I witnessed this scene or its variant at least a score of times andI felt no anger or hatred, only disgust and loathing.†   (source)
  • Glancing through them, Rieux saw that the bulk of the writing consisted of the same sentence written again and again with small variants, simplifications or elaborations.†   (source)
  • This rite is a variant of the sacred marriage, which is the source-moment that generates and regenerates the world and man, precisely the mystery symbolized by the Hindu lirigam-yoni.†   (source)
  • According to this variant, the Titan Kronos castrated his father with a sickle and pushed him up out of the way.38 In Egyptian iconography the position of the cosmic couple is inverted: the sky is the mother, the father is the vitality of the earth;" but the pattern of the myth remains: the two were pushed asunder by their child, the air god Shu.†   (source)
  • To such allowances the ablebodied pauper and his nomadic variant the tramp are equally entitled.†   (source)
  • Contrahit orator, variant in carmine vates.†   (source)
  • 'I am of opeenion it is not your old gentleman's precise releegion, but rather sub-variant of same.†   (source)
  • He had realized that his best interests were bound up with those of a certain variant, changing person, whose label, in order that his past might always be identified with him, was Amory Blaine.†   (source)
  • Continually changing its intensity and abruptly variant in pitch, it impinged on his nerves and senses, made him nervous and restless and worried him with a perpetual imminence of happening.†   (source)
  • Haye, with a dedication to the Queen of Navarre; the book de la Charge et Dignite de l'Ambassadeur, by the Sieur de Villiers Hotman; a Florilegium Rabbinicum of 1644; a Tibullus of 1567, with this magnificent inscription: Venetiis, in aedibus Manutianis; and lastly, a Diogenes Laertius, printed at Lyons in 1644, which contained the famous variant of the manuscript 411, thirteenth century, of the Vatican, and those of the two manuscripts of Venice, 393 and 394, consulted with such fruitful results by Henri Estienne, and all the passages in Doric dialect which are only found in the celebrated manuscript of the twelfth century belonging to the Naples Library.†   (source)
  • Truly me repenteth that ever I came in this realm, that should be thus shamefully banished, undeserved and causeless; but fortune is so variant, and the wheel so moveable, there nis none constant abiding, and that may be proved by many old chronicles, of noble Ector, and Troilus, and Alisander, the mighty conqueror, and many mo other; when they were most in their royalty, they alighted lowest.†   (source)
  • It means that the laws of physics are not invariant across time and space.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in invariant means not and reverses the meaning of variant. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • You really believe that the laws of physics are not invariant across time and space?†   (source)
  • The one invariant custom was: Don't impose your customs on me.†   (source)
  • We've discovered a great principle of nature: The laws of physics are invariant across space and time.†   (source)
  • Many of the features common to contemporary Black English are absent from the "slave" tapes, for instance, what linguists call "the invariant be" as in they be working, and the "deleted copula," leaving out the auxiliary verb in they working.†   (source)
  • Culturologists state a "law" of religious freedom which they say is invariant: Religious freedom in a cultural complex is inversely proportional to the strength of the strongest religion.†   (source)
  • This is supposed to be one case of a general invariant, that all freedoms arise from cultural conflicts because a custom which is not opposed by its negative is mandatory and always regarded as a "law of nature."†   (source)
  • It could be in the Campanulaceae, or the Gentianaceae, the Polemoniaceae, the Boraginaceae—that's most likely, I think, forget-me-nots—but it could even be a variant of this one, the Anemone patens.†   (source)
  • All I can do is listen and nod my head and pretend I understand all about cultural variants, and neo-Boulean mathematics, and post-symbolic logic, and I feel more and more stupid, and when you leave the apartment, I have to stare in the mirror and scream at myself: 'No, you're not growing duller every day!†   (source)
  • Thornton's first example, dated 1856, shows a variant spelling, /shuyster/, thus indicating that it was then recent.†   (source)
  • [87] An interesting discussion of this peculiarity is in Some Variant Pronunciations in the New South, by William A. Read, /Dialect Notes/, vol. iii, pt. vii, 1911, p. 504 /et seq†   (source)
  • The Latin-American variants of Spanish, for example, have adopted a great many words which appear in true Castilian only as occasional guests.†   (source)
  • * *cease <14>
    It doleth* me, when that I of him speak; *paineth
    On his falsehood fain would I me awreak,* *revenge myself
    If I wist how, but he is here and there;
    He is so variant,* he abides nowhere.†   (source)
  • Truly me repenteth that ever I came in this realm, that should be thus shamefully banished, undeserved and causeless; but fortune is so variant, and the wheel so moveable, there nis none constant abiding, and that may be proved by many old chronicles, of noble Ector, and Troilus, and Alisander, the mighty conqueror, and many mo other; when they were most in their royalty, they alighted lowest.†   (source)
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