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There only remains to examine the opinions of those who differ from me.

Up to this point all aviators agree, but as to the best form most of them differ.

Fortifications of the future will differ curiously from those of the present.

From which virtuous and venomous opinion the undersigned begs to differ.

He did not differ from those around him in any respect, except that he did not carry a rifle.

They differ in education, in habits, in forms of thought; but they are called by the same name.

Taste and conscience only differ in their provinces, not in their procedure.

Let men agree to differ, and, when they do differ, bear and forbear.

Ay; but he preshumes upo' 't—and ye dinna; there's the differ!

How did the manner of living of the Germans differ from that of the Gauls?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French differer (14c.) and directly from Latin differre "to set apart, differ," from dis- "away from" (see dis-) + ferre "carry" (see infer).

Two senses that were present in Latin have gone separate ways in English since c.1500 with defer (transitive) and differ (intransitive). Related: Differed; differing.

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