v. change aspect of; alter in form, appearance, substance, position; make different by a partial change; modify
I believe she was happy in her way: nothing would force her to vary its clockwork regularity.
Sentence in Classic:
And on this head I say that it is very difficult to bring about either of these results, and next to impossible to lay down rules as to how it may be done; because the measures to be taken must vary with the degree of corruption which prevails.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
They had fried eggs for breakfast and fried ham for supper to vary the monotony of the yams, peanuts and dried apples, and on one festal occasion they even had roast chicken.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Surely, although a divine and invisible chain unknown to themselves, binds together all these subterranean pioneers who, almost always, think themselves isolated, and who are not so, their works vary greatly, and the light of some contrasts with the blaze of others.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
We mean nothing but a little amusement among ourselves, just to vary the scene, and exercise our powers in something new.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
He repeated his phrases over and over again, varying them and surrounding them with his monotonous voice.
All day a stream of pennies, varied by silver, poured in upon me, and it was a very bad day in which I failed to take £2.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
On the table lay two banknotes for ten pounds each and seventeen pounds ten in silver and gold, the money arranged in little piles of varying amount.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context