VARIATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VARIATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  act of changing or altering
Classic Sentence:
1  It showed no variation but of tint: green, where rush and moss overgrew the marshes; black, where the dry soil bore only heath.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  She blushed, and Jane blushed; but the cheeks of the two who caused their confusion suffered no variation of colour.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 51
3  Two days passed away from the time of Mr. Palmer's departure, and her situation continued, with little variation, the same.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 43
4  So the fortnight slipped away, varied by nothing but the variation of the tide, which altered Mr. Peggotty's times of going out and coming in, and altered Ham's engagements also.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
5  When on a perfect level, it remained for a single moment, without tremor or variation, as though both man and rifle were carved in stone.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
6  This variation to Solomon's exclamation elicited a sigh from the woman.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
7  He could not hear it often enough; he could not ask with enough variations.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
8  The Delawares themselves listened like charmed men; and it was very apparent, by the variations of their speaking countenances, how deep and true was their sympathy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33
9  After she had played a little air with variations on the harp, she joined the other young ladies in begging Natasha and Nicholas, who were noted for their musical talent, to sing something.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX
10  Mitka tuned up afresh, and recommenced thrumming the balalayka to the air of My Lady, with trills and variations.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII
11  The Footman seemed to think this a good opportunity for repeating his remark, with variations.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI. Pig and Pepper
12  All the little variations of the last week were gone through; and of yesterday and today there could scarcely be an end.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
13  His softly padded feet played the melody while his fingers swept a scale of variations idly along the railings after each group of notes.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In TWO GALLANTS
14  This excess of bilious humor could not be attributed to play; for unlike Porthos, who accompanied the variations of chance with songs or oaths, Athos when he won remained as unmoved as when he lost.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
Example Sentence:
1  There is considerable variation in ability across the range.
2  This delicious variation on an omelette is quick and easy to prepare.
3  The prices for food are subject to variation.
4  The businesses showed a dramatic variation in how they treated their staff.
5  Shallow Pools and Crevices Considerable variation in shore fauna can occur even in the same stretch of coast.
6  She is studying language variation across the social range.
7  There is little variation by sex or social class in these attitudes.
8  The strength of anthropology is its diversity of approach and perspective, unified by a common theme: the study of human variation and adaptability.
9  The only other variation we employ is buttered on both sides Texas Toast that's been grilled to golden glory.
10  Seasonal variations need to be taken into account.
11  Close analysis of sales figures shows clear regional variations.
12  Cultural background might account for some of the variations noted in the studies.
13  The group perform variations on soul and gospel music.
14  The dial records very slight variations in pressure.