various


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Various \Va"ri*ous\, a. [L. varius. Cf. Vair.]
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   1. Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various
      names; various occupations; various colors.
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            So many and so various laws are given. --Milton.
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            A wit as various, gay, grave, sage, or wild.
                                                  --Byron.
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   2. Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.
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            A man so various, that he seemed to be
            Not one, but all mankind's epitome.   --Dryden.
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            The names of mixed modes . . . are very various.
                                                  --Locke.
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   3. Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.
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            A happy rural seat of various view.   --Milton.
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