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vary
used in Treasure Island

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Definition
to be different, or to change
  • There was a date at one end of the line and at the other a sum of money, as in common account-books, but instead of explanatory writing, only a varying number of crosses between the two.
    Chapter 6 — The Captain's Papers (58% in)
  • About half-way down the slope to the stockade, they were collected in a group; one held the light, another was on his knees in their midst, and I saw the blade of an open knife shine in his hand with varying colours in the moon and torchlight.
    Chapter 29 — The Black Spot Again (7% in)
  • The top of the plateau was dotted thickly with pine-trees of varying height.
    Chapter 31 — The Treasure-hunt—Flint's Pointer (52% in)
  • It was a strange collection, like Billy Bones's hoard for the diversity of coinage, but so much larger and so much more varied that I think I never had more pleasure than in sorting them.
    Chapter 34 — And Last (10% in)

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  • The sea breeze, as though it had the sooner blown itself out by its unusual violence, was already at an end; it had been succeeded by light, variable airs from the south and south-east, carrying great banks of fog; and the anchorage, under lee of Skeleton Island, lay still and leaden as when first we entered it.
    Chapter 22 — How My Sea Adventure Began (59% in)

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