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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
  • Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty—its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame—its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of the peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other—such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as...
    Introductory (12% in)
  • 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
  • An unvaried pall of cloud muffled the whole expanse of sky from zenith to horizon.
    Chapter 12 — The Minister's Vigil (3% in)
  • 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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