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- n. The characteristic of being multifarious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Multiplied diversity.
- n. The fault of improperly uniting in one bill distinct and independent matters, and thereby confounding them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being multifarious; multiplied diversity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. noticeable heterogeneity
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Your book is refreshing because you deal with the multifariousness of ordinary, backbreaking work in all its gory reality, without the filtering prism of the upper or middle classes.
Given the multifariousness of mental states, it is quite likely that the correct position will be some kind of combination of these positions.
Of course, Boswell's biography is the greater for being the original one and the one uniquely suited to its subject's almost baroque multifariousness, but prejudice against Mrs. Thrale certainly steered Boswell away from any accurate examination of her relationship with Johnson.
And say if you enjoy its multifariousness as much as I do the silent spaces of the desert where most of my days are spent.
At least, that it is would follow from conjoining two features of the human moral situation briefly argued for above: the multifariousness of moral considerations that arise in particular cases and the need and possibility for employing moral principles in sound moral reasoning.
Here in our country town, our population is high 80something% Caucasian, and, with a significant Native American population, that leaves very little percentages for "multifariousness."
The world in its multifariousness offers ample evidence for any hypothesis.
Lone ambassador of the multifariousness of known worlds, here and gone again, out of the darkness, into the darkness: Enterprise goes about her business.
As Fiske has it, "Whatever else may be true, the conviction is brought home to us that in all this endless multifariousness there is one single principle at work, that _all is tending towards an end that was involved in the very beginning_."
This great multifariousness of the German life was recognized and admired by others.