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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVERS

So, too, did the Greeks, and divers other ancient peoples who were famed for their learning.

Vere had often seen the divers in the Bay of Naples at their curious toil.

In the next place we have to consider that there are divers kinds of fire.

He is the Arch-Hypocrite of Tone who speaks in divers tongues.

Spring-board: a long board projecting over the water, used by divers.

He had been hard enough put to it at divers periods of his life.

Witness also divers other Lorrigans whose careers had been shortened by their misdeeds.

Divers questions she flung forth at me, furtive all, their author in ambush all the while.

The St. Philip came to the like end; so did the galleon of Biscay, and divers others.

Quietly he ordered the divers to search for more ammunition.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "not alike" (sense now in diverse); late 13c., "separate, distinct; various," from Old French divers (11c.) "different, various, singular, odd, exceptional, wretched, treacherous, perverse," from Latin diversus "turned different ways," in Late Latin "various," past participle of divertere (see divert).

Sense of "several, numerous" is recorded from c.1300, referring "originally and in form to the variety of objects; but, as variety implies number, becoming an indefinite numeral word expressing multiplicity" [OED], a sense that emerged by c.1400.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIVERS

certain

adjectivereferring to a specifically known amount
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