noun, plural var·si·ties.
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How to use varsity in a sentence
A year later, realizing he wasn’t going to make the varsity, he asked Smith whether he could observe practices.Roy Williams is walking away — and college basketball is losing a pillar of goodness|John Feinstein|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
It’s repurposed here to argue that voters should send “the varsity” and not “the JV team” if they want to stop China’s exploitation of America.The Trailer: Election conspiracy theories are here to stay. Is the filibuster?|David Weigel|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
Sports practices and events have also been suspended, with exceptions being made for varsity women’s and men’s basketball.Naval Academy moves nearly 200 midshipmen to hotels after rise in coronavirus cases|Lauren Lumpkin|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
She was instrumental in getting the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center built, and she established the Mary Frances Wagley Fund to support the head coach position for varsity men’s and women’s swimming and diving.
Freshmen, who had not previously been allowed to play on varsity teams, now did so.This isn’t the first time Army played Navy in a moment of crisis|Randy Roberts|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Army B-squad players who fail to make it onto the varsity team after a year or two usually quit football.
Lewis did not get on the field for a single varsity game during his four years at West Point.
When he next tried out for the varsity, he weighed 174 pounds and was faster than he had been on his arrival at West Point.How His West Point Football Experience Inspired Eisenhower|Nicolaus Mills|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama already has had to explain away comments linking the Islamic State to a junior varsity team.
Later that week, a player on the girls varsity walked up to me and asked if I was a reporter.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Please, sir, I'm not out for the 'Varsity," said Stover confusedly.
"Green House, sir," said Stover, awed by the sight of a 'varsity jersey.
I am most particular in the choice of a curate, and should, of course, prefer a public school and 'Varsity man.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
A great deal of speculation had been aroused by Bob Collingwood's determination to take Merriwell upon the 'varsity crew.Frank Merriwell's Races|Burt L. Standish
Before he set out again for the west I gave him a supper, asking the men who had been with us in the old 'Varsity days.Black Rock|Ralph Connor