var·​i·​ous·​ly ˈver-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce variously (audio)
: in various ways : at various times
was variously occupied teaching, farming, and clerking
: by various designations
known variously as principal, headmaster, and rector

Examples of variously in a Sentence

He has been variously described as a hero and a villain. The term is spelled variously in different places. The concept of freedom has been variously understood by different people.
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Word History

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of variously was in 1627

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“Variously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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