verb (used with object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
verb (used without object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
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Contemporary Examples of vary
Near-Death Experiences tend to vary in narrative complexity.Eben Alexander Has a GPS for Heaven
October 8, 2014
Like the weather, the climate for solar electricity can vary.It’s Always Sunny In England
The Daily Beast
September 17, 2014
The quality and accuracy of information on these sites can vary widely, as can the virtual support that some of them provide.Should Pro-Anorexia Sites Be Criminalized?
August 30, 2014
Within these forms, the severity of depression can vary over time.Robin Williams’ Deadly Depression
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
August 12, 2014
Federal judges might all have one vote, but their influence can vary widely.Obama’s Shocking Success on Judgeships Overturns Conventional Wisdom
June 9, 2014
Historical Examples of vary
The nature of these ties must vary with the different problems of different areas.
He was something to vary the monotony of the great solemn silence of our world.The Long Labrador Trail
They vary in form, color, and disposition, and also in the quality of their hair.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
These are very novel, beautiful to look at, and the flavors may vary to taste.Culture and Cooking
He might vary in the expression of his belief, but the belief itself was as immovable as the mountains.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
verb varies, varying or varied
Word Origin for vary
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.