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vary
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

8 uses
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Definition
to be different, or to change
  • They did not vary their partners if their inclination were to stick to previous ones.
    1 — The Maiden (85% in)
  • The movement grew more passionate: the fiddlers behind the luminous pillar of cloud now and then varied the air by playing on the wrong side of the bridge or with the back of the bow.
    1 — The Maiden (85% in)
  • _" The typical and unvarying Hodge ceased to exist.
    3 — The Rally (35% in)
  • He had been disintegrated into a number of varied fellow-creatures—beings of many minds, beings infinite in difference; some happy, many serene, a few depressed, one here and there bright even to genius, some stupid, others wanton, others austere; some mutely Miltonic, some potentially Cromwellian—into men who had private views of each other, as he had of his friends; who could applaud or condemn each other, amuse or sadden themselves by the contemplation of each other's foibles or...
    3 — The Rally (35% in)
  • At first she would not look straight up at him, but her eyes soon lifted, and his plumbed the deepness of the ever-varying pupils, with their radiating fibrils of blue, and black, and gray, and violet, while she regarded him as Eve at her second waking might have regarded Adam.
    4 — The Consequence (24% in)
  • When he spoke it was in the most inadequate, commonplace voice of the many varied tones she had heard from him.
    5 — The Woman Pays (1% in)
  • The lane was long and unvaried, and, owing to the rapid shortening of the days, dusk came upon her before she was aware.
    5 — The Woman Pays (64% in)
  • The day being the sixth of April, the Durbeyfield waggon met many other waggons with families on the summit of the load, which was built on a wellnigh unvarying principle, as peculiar, probably, to the rural labourer as the hexagon to the bee.
    6 — The Convert (91% in)

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