dif·​fer·​ent·​ly | \ ˈdi-f(ə-)rənt-lē How to pronounce differently (audio) , ˈdi-fərnt- \

Definition of differently

1 : in a different manner
2 : otherwise

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Examples of differently in a Sentence

we do things differently around here
Recent Examples on the Web Reno, who retired Jan. 1, described the situation differently. Washington Post, 22 July 2021 No two airlines are the same: Each operates in a different market with different business models that have been differently affected by the pandemic. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 22 July 2021 Fun fact: the classic floral aldehyde scent hits slightly differently when rendered as a body lotion, shower gel, or soap; and some people (myself included) actually prefer lathering with Chanel No. 5 to spritzing it onto pulse points. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, 21 July 2021 Had things gone differently, he might’ve been set to join James Bouknight in Brooklyn next week for the draft. Dom Amore, courant.com, 21 July 2021 Different states are going to answer those questions differently. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 21 July 2021 But in Tibet individuals appear to have coped differently with life at altitude. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 July 2021 Pupils with special educational needs could also react differently than peers represented in the research. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 20 July 2021 And, while real life plays out a bit differently for Jaramillo and Carrasquillo, the through line of their story is the same. Nicole Gull Mcelroy, Fortune, 4 July 2021

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First Known Use of differently

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for differently

Middle English differentliche, differently, from different different entry 1 + -liche, -ly -ly entry 2

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The first known use of differently was in the 14th century

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25 Jul 2021

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“Differently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/differently. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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