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The variable (an audible) part of the roadway for an automobile.

Variable hyphenation of god(-)like has been preserved as in the original.

The answer has been as variable as the purpose of the questioners.

In all the variable years that followed she never saw the like of it again.

Archaic and variable spelling and hyphenation are preserved.

Vine vigorous, doubtfully hardy, variable in productiveness.

Vine very vigorous, hardy, healthy, variable in productiveness.

Vine vigorous to rank, healthy, hardy, variable in productiveness.

The remainder of the period the winds are variable and chiefly from the south.

Beta Cephei is a variable star in the Constellation Cepheus.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., of persons, from Old French variable, from Latin variabilis "changeable," from variare "to change" (see vary). Of weather, seasons, etc., attested from late 15c.; of stars, from 1788.

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