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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIFFERS

A white man looks for game; an Indian sees it because it differs from the forest.

It is the controlling mood that differs, not the material controlled.

It differs from the earlier proposals in having no working parts on the line.

You won't admit that anybody can be right who differs from you.

An' I tell you there's no differs between Cambridge an' Oxford.

It differs from T. sordidum in having no trace of violet color.

The genus Clitocybe differs from Tricholoma in the character of the gills.

M. Pelianthina differs from this in having dark-edged gills.

This differs from L. cilicioides in its zoned pileus and white milk.

It differs from M. pseudopura and M. zephira in having a strong smell.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.