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vary
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition
to be different, or to change
  • I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers.
    Forward (69% in)
  • A rather larger body, varying at need, was employed to 'beat the bounds', and to see that Outsiders of any kind, great or small, did not make themselves a nuisance.
    Prologue (64% in)
  • The guests were not disappointed: they had a very pleasant feast, in fact an engrossing entertainment: rich, abundant, varied, and prolonged.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — A Long-expected Party (39% in)
  • Many times he repeated these words in different order, or varied them.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — A Journey in the Dark (49% in)

There are no more uses of "vary" flagged with this meaning in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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  • Their height is variable, ranging between two and four feet of our measure.
    Prologue (5% in)

There are no more uses of "vary" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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