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vary
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to be different, or to change
  • But, as respects the majority of my corps of veterans, there will be no wrong done if I characterize them generally as a set of wearisome old souls, who had gathered nothing worth preservation from their varied experience of life.
    Introductory (31% in)
varied = differing
  • It is that of the Collector, our gallant old General, who, after his brilliant military service, subsequently to which he had ruled over a wild Western territory, had come hither, twenty years before, to spend the decline of his varied and honourable life.
    Introductory (40% in)
  • varied = differing
  • On this eventful day, moreover, there was a certain singular inquietude and excitement in her mood, resembling nothing so much as the shimmer of a diamond, that sparkles and flashes with the varied throbbings of the breast on which it is displayed.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (22% in)
  • varied = differing
  • It was in sufficient proximity to bring the whole sermon to her ears, in the shape of an indistinct but varied murmur and flow of the minister's very peculiar voice.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (61% in)
varied = differing
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