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vary
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
to be different, or to change
  • The artist would have found it desirable to study his face, and prove its capacity for varied expression; to darken it with a frown,—to kindle it up with a smile.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (9% in)
  • So much of mankind's varied experience had passed there,—so much had been suffered, and something, too, enjoyed,—that the very timbers were oozy, as with the moisture of a heart.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (90% in)
  • The bedchamber, no doubt, was a chamber of very great and varied experience, as a scene of human life: the joy of bridal nights had throbbed itself away here; new immortals had first drawn earthly breath here; and here old people had died.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (16% in)
  • The great fish, reversing his experience with the prophet of Nineveh, immediately began his progress down the same red pathway of fate whither so varied a caravan had preceded him.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (2% in)
  • The whole seemed little else but a series of calamity, reproducing itself in successive generations, with one general hue, and varying in little, save the outline.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (5% in)
  • With miles and miles of varied scenery between, there was no scene for her save the seven old gable-peaks, with their moss, and the tuft of weeds in one of the angles, and the shop-window, and a customer shaking the door, and compelling the little bell to jingle fiercely, but without disturbing Judge Pyncheon!
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (38% in)
  • But there are better chairs than this,—mahogany, black walnut, rosewood, spring-seated and damask-cushioned, with varied slopes, and innumerable artifices to make them easy, and obviate the irksomeness of too tame an ease,—a score of such might be at Judge Pyncheon's service.
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (9% in)

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