Differing, discrepant; also, in a state of conflict. For example, John's and Mary's answers are at variance means that their answers do not agree, or John was at variance with his in-laws means that he strongly disagreed or quarreled with them. [Early 1500s]
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Sir Richard Lundy went over to Percy, 'saying that he would no longer war in company with men in discord and at variance.'King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
It is only when the making of the vow would be at variance with the requirements of duty, that forbearing to vow would be no sin.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
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