differently

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Etymology[edit]

different +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

differently (comparative more differently, superlative most differently)

  1. (manner) In a different way.
    • 1815, Critical Analysis of Recent Publications, in The Medical and Physical Journal, Vol. 34,
      I was (says Mr. Highmore) forcibly struck with the violence of its pulsation, so much so, that, if it had been differently situated, I should have considered it an aneurism of considerable magnitude.
    • 1912, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator), The Brothers Karamazov,
      "You see, gentlemen, I couldn't bear the look of him, there was something in him ignoble, impudent, trampling on everything sacred, something sneering and irreverent, loathsome, loathsome. But now that he's dead, I feel differently."
      "How do you mean?"
      "I don't feel differently, but I wish I hadn't hated him so."
      "You feel penitent?"
      "No, not penitent, don't write that. I'm not much good myself; I'm not very beautiful, so I had no right to consider him repulsive. That's what I mean. Write that down, if you like."
    • 2007, Vanessa Leonardi, Gender and Ideology in Translation: Do Women and Men Translate Differently?,
      Recent research in the field of sociolinguistics and related fields has shown that women and men speak differently.

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