Vary vs Weary - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between vary and weary
is that vary
is to change with time or a similar parameter while weary
is to make or to become weary.
As a noun vary
is (obsolete) alteration; change.
As an adjective weary is
having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; tired; fatigued.
To change with time or a similar parameter.
To institute a change in, from a current state; to modify.
- He varies his magic tricks so as to minimize the possibility that any given audience member will see the same trick twice.
- You should vary your diet. Eating just bread will do you harm in the end.
- Gods, that never change their state, / Vary oft their love and hate.
Not to remain constant: to change with time or a similar parameter.
- We are to vary the customs according to the time and country where the scene of action lies.
- His mood varies by the hour.
- The sine function varies between &
- x2212;1 and 1.
(of the members of a group) To display differences.
- While fear and anger, with alternate grace, / Pant in her breast, and vary in her face.
To be or act different from the usual.
- ''The sprouting tendency of potatoes varies between cultivars, years and places of growing.
To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- I'm not comfortable with
3.Nc3 in the Caro-Kann, so I decided to vary and play
- God hath varied their inclinations.
(music) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See variation .
(obsolete) To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension.
* Webster (1623)
- God hath here / Varied his bounty so with new delights.
- the rich jewel which we vary for
(obsolete) Alteration; change.
Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; tired; fatigued.
*1623 , (William Shakespeare), (As You Like It) , :
*:I care not for my spirits if my legs were not weary .
*(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) (1807-1882)
*:[I] am weary , thinking of your task.
*:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick.
Expressive of fatigue.
Causing weariness; tiresome.
*(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
*(Samuel Taylor Coleridge) (1772-1834)
*:There passed a weary time.
* See also
To make or to become weary.
* Shakespeare (Julius Caesar )
- So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers,
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
- I would not cease / To weary him with my assiduous cries.
- Yet there was no time to be lost if I was ever to get out alive, and so I groped with my hands against the side of the grave until I made out the bottom edge of the slab, and then fell to grubbing beneath it with my fingers. But the earth, which the day before had looked light and loamy to the eye, was stiff and hard enough when one came to tackle it with naked hands, and in an hour's time I had done little more than further weary myself and bruise my fingers.
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