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

Definition of differently

1 : in a different manner

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Examples of differently in a Sentence

we do things differently around here
Recent Examples on the Web But lifestyle changes, both on and off the field, challenge muscle memory of elite athletes who are being asked to do things differently, for their own safety. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Haudricourt: Players have a lot on their minds, on and off the field, during pandemic ball," 12 July 2020 What is your firm doing differently to encourage and support not only female founders but also BIPOC founders within your portfolio now and in the future? Rachel King, Fortune, "The founder of Vice Ventures on addressing diversity and inclusion among VC investors and portfolio brands," 29 June 2020 People are finding ways to connect, albeit differently. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "'A culmination of crises': America is in turmoil, and a mental health crisis looms next," 21 June 2020 Quantum computers, which operate differently than classic ones, will be able to decode current protective systems. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "A game of 'cat and mouse': Hacking attacks on hospitals for patient data increase during coronavirus pandemic," 13 July 2020 However, given additional data, researchers now believe this strain behaves differently than others. Amanda Morris, The Arizona Republic, "Mutation in dominant Arizona coronavirus strain may make it more infectious," 11 July 2020 Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted that some see it differently. Washington Post, "Milley: Confederate names on Army bases divide the military," 9 July 2020 Dickey, however, said Turner is treating the GOP differently than other groups. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Texas Republican Party sues over cancelled state convention in Houston," 9 July 2020 In other words, I am being treated differently than every other person in my situation. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Roger Stone says legal team will respond to 'baffling' DOJ opposition against prison term delay," 9 July 2020

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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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5 Aug 2020

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“Differently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/differently. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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