Sounds like a variant on your typical lone wolf nut job to me.
If these books are indeed Great American Novels—a distinct category, a variant of excellence—they are generally big in every way.
Still, the resounding response globally has been some variant of “What the hell is going on?”
These were the expensive Austrian variant: the sleek silver-and-blue cans that cost roughly $1.50 each.
Everyone made a big deal out of the fact that he used “conservative,” or a variant thereof, two dozen times in the speech.
The character's a variant on any of those that have been discovered so far.
It may also represent merry, in its variant form murie, which is Mid.
variant spellings were made consistent when a predominant usage was found.
variant spellings and unusual punctuation have been retained.
And H 18, as also a variant to B 20, says it was a rune-slumber that came over him.
variant var·i·ant (vâr'ē-ənt, vār'-)
Having or exhibiting variation; differing.
Tending or liable to vary; variable.
Deviating from a standard, usually by only a slight difference.