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Vary, vb. 1) tr. a) to change, to make unlike itself: “once more I'll mark how love can v. wit,” LLL IV, 3, 100.
b) to diversify by change: “every --ed object in his glance,” LLL V, 2, 775. Used of musical variations: “it sung sweet --ed notes,” Tit. III, 1, 86. Of modifications of expression by language: “'fair, kind and true' is all my argument, 'fair, kind and true' --ing to other words,” Sonn. 105, 10. “this was no damsel neither; she was a virgin. It is so --ed too, for it was proclaimed 'virgin',” LLL I, 1, 296. “the epithets are sweetly --ed,” IV, 2, 9. “the man hath no wit that cannot, from the rising of the lark to the lodging of the lamb, v. deserved praise on my palfrey,” H5 III, 7, 35.
2) intr. a) to differ: “thou --est no more from picking of purses than giving direction doth from labouring,” H4A II, 1, 55.
b) to change, to alter, to turn: fortune's mood --es again, Per. III Prol. 47. Partic. --ing == full of changes and variations: “--ing in subjects as the eye doth roll to every --ed object in his glance,” LLL V, 2, 774. “with his --ing childness cures in me thoughts that would thick my blood,” Wint. I, 2, 170. “lackeying the --ing tide,” Ant. I, 4, 46. “darkling stand the --ing shore of the world,” IV, 15, 11.
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