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#167191 - 03/26/07 12:57 PM omnifarious
dalehileman Offline
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A Type-3 for which the Visual Thesaurus gives only one synonym, "varied," though I would have included "diverse"

Laverne and I disagree on "varied," which I would place at 2 while she at 1. For instance, in my 76 years I don't believe I've ever heard it in everyday conversation, as "They had varied reactions to his suggestion." More likely in this usage you'd find the Type-1 "different" or even "various"





Edited by dalehileman (03/26/07 12:57 PM)
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#167192 - 03/26/07 01:56 PM Re: omnifarious [Re: dalehileman]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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varied is defiitely Type-1.
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#167193 - 03/26/07 02:11 PM Re: omnifarious [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
dalehileman Offline
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Originally Posted By: etaoin
varied is defiitely Type-1.


Obviously you and Laverne turn in more sophisticated circles than I. But of course that's ok
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#167194 - 03/26/07 03:14 PM Re: omnifarious [Re: dalehileman]
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I am so glad to find that I'm not alone in getting lost in my Random House unabridged. It happens nearly every time and often I become so distracted I can't remember what I was looking for in the first place. It's really embarrassing.

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#167195 - 03/26/07 03:23 PM Re: omnifarious [Re: DavidSteiner]
dalehileman Offline
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Anymore I don't use mine that often, partly because it's so heavy
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