Origin of varied
verb (used with object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
verb (used without object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
Origin of vary
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Contemporary Examples of varied
Since 1987, there have been roughly 1,300 cases filed under the blasphemy laws, according to varied reports.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
Do the varied autopsy reports support or contradict witness testimony?There’s No Conspiracy in Ferguson’s Secret Jury
November 17, 2014
When a country spreads over a large and varied land mass, connections can be as important as resources.Electricity Superhighway
October 16, 2014
Though that varied greatly by region, it made up nearly a third of the total cost.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA
August 25, 2014
The truth is that diet should be varied and no single vegetable produces “miracle” results.The Dangers of Superfoods
April 9, 2014
Historical Examples of varied
Not only millionaires; but also painters and novelists and men and women of varied distinction.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The feelings with which Robert read and his mother listened to this letter, were varied.Brave and Bold
Her successes have varied inversely as the length of her trunk-hose.
He is bringing all his powers to bear on them; and he has many and varied powers.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
This permits the travel, and consequently the degree of immersion, to be varied.
verb varies, varying or varied
Word Origin for vary
"differing from one another," 1580s, from past participle of vary (q.v.).
mid-14c. (transitive); late 14c. (intransitive), from Old French varier, from Latin variare "change, alter, make different," from varius "varied, different, spotted;" perhaps related to varus "bent, crooked, knock-kneed," and varix "varicose vein," from a PIE root *wer- (1) "high raised spot or other bodily infirmity" (cf. Old English wearte "wart," Swedish varbulde "pus swelling," Latin verruca "wart"). Related: Varied; varying.