differ differ  /ˈdɪ fər/


  1. (v) be different
  2. (v) be of different opinions


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  1. Flat World's offerings won't differ much from a typical textbook in content.
  2. They don't differ in their age of sexual initiation; both groups initiated around 21 years old.
  3. McCain quickly launched into the ways his own presidency would differ from that of the last eight years, starting with his pledge to cut spending and balance the budget by 2013.


  1. Graduates to charter official – Pi Kappa Alpha receives charter 3 years, 63 members since re-formation

    The requirements differ for each organization, but the act of attaining a charter is a process every fraternity and sorority goes through to be recognized by their nationals on a university campus. March 22, the University ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argonaut

  2. Nine genes account for pigmentation in the fruit fly

    Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another. We are clearly most adept at recognizing members of our own species, although dog and cat owners will be ready to confirm that their pets look unique. Differences within species relate to characteristics such as size and shape but also to color: it is not only humans that show a wide range of skin pigmentation. Nevertheless ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Senators differ on value of phone records program

    Senators differ on value of phone records program WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are divided about whether there's evidence that the government's phone records collection program has kept the United States safe. [...] the committee chairman, Democratic Dianne Feinstein of California, contends the program helped disrupt a 2009 plot to bomb New York City's ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle


  1. "The timing may seem a little tricky after what Bush said," Othman, a Kurd, said in a telephone interview. "But our interests differ from those of the United States. The enmity between the United States and Syria and Iran doesn't benefit the...
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: Forbes

  2. "They say education is not lifesaving," Jolie said at a news conference with representatives of the Education Partnership's member organizations. "All of us would beg to differ."
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Angelina Jolie Source: Washington Post

  3. "I beg to differ," Hadley said, arguing that the military buildup actually "enabled" the other factors.
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Stephen Hadley Source: guardian.co.uk

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