multifarious

[ muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF multifarious

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There were politics, with their multifarious opportunities for fortune and place.

The shapes are so multifarious, as to preclude us from giving any specific directions.

His singular brain could grapple simultaneously with these multifarious subjects.

She was a trim yacht, notwithstanding her multifarious employments.

He has the merit of giving some order to this multifarious collection.

These, however, were only a part of his multifarious schemes.

Music and Gymnastic — multifarious and varied effects of music.

The uses to which the wood of this tree is turned are multifarious in the extreme.

From his multifarious knowledge he has been styled the Voltaire of science.

In the Nassellaria, multifarious forms of accessory spines are especially developed in the order Plectellaria.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin multifarius "manifold," from multifariam (adv.) "on many sides; in many places or parts," perhaps originally "that which can be expressed in many ways," from multi- "many" (see multi-) + -fariam, adverbial suffix (cf. bifariam "in two places"), from PIE *dwi-dhe- "making two." Related: Multifariously; multifariousness. Earlier forms of the word in English were multiphary (adv.); multipharie (adj.), both mid-15c.

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