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variously

adverb var·i·ous·ly

Simple Definition of variously

  • : in several or many different ways : in various ways

Full Definition of variously

  1. 1 :  in various ways :  at various times <was variously occupied teaching, farming, and clerking>

  2. 2 :  by various designations <known variously as principal, headmaster, and rector>

Examples of variously

  1. He has been variously described as a hero and a villain.

  2. The term is spelled variously in different places.

  3. The concept of freedom has been variously understood by different people.



1627

First Known Use of variously

1627


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