at variance


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj at variance not in accord "desires at variance with his duty","widely discrepant statements"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • At variance in disagreement; in a state of dissension or controversy; at enmity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • At variance in disagreement
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  • Jonathan Swift
    “Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.”


In literature:

We are at variance with God.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
A grave, silent young man whose demeanour was oddly at variance with his red hair was there also.
"Flower of the Dusk" by Myrtle Reed
The definitors were at variance.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34" by Various
Such movements would have been at variance with the well known military policy of the Indians.
"Great Indian Chief of the West" by Benjamin Drake
Each view seemed sound, yet all were at variance.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
Favoritism, a system of, in the executory government of England, at variance with the plan of the legislature, i.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Among the courtiers of the king there was the descendant of a race long at variance with the Jews.
"Notable Women of Olden Time" by Anonymous
Opinions were greatly at variance.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
I pray thee that thou wilt use thy sharp threshing instrument, and break in pieces all that is at variance with thy holy will.
"The Annual Monitor for 1851 or, Obituary of the members of the Society of Friends in Great Britain and Ireland, for the year 1850" by Anonymous
Yet his words are at variance with the first elements of those popular sciences.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The scorers were at variance, so the exact score could not be discovered.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
But this is at variance with the known analogies of nature.
"A Candid Examination of Theism" by George John Romanes
I was sure my brain was playing me false, for things seemed utterly at variance with possibilities.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
The two houses of convocation still continued at variance.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
It will be seen that these three theories stated above are greatly at variance with each other.
"Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism" by A. Alpheus
But he is sometimes at variance with evangelical sentiment.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
All this is utterly at variance with the method of true science.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
The house had a red, rusty face, and faded green shutters, of which the slats were limp and at variance with each other.
"The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)" by Henry James
These dogmas now appeared at variance with his conception of truth.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith

In poetry:

The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green,
She runs, but hopes she does not run unseen;
While a kind glance at her pursuer flies,
How much at variance are her feet and eyes!
"Spring - The First Pastoral ; or Damon" by Alexander Pope
What hath Love with Thought to do?
Still at variance are the two.
Love is sudden, Love is rash,
Love is like the levin flash,
Comes as swift, as swiftly goes,
And his mark as surely knows.
"Love And Thought" by James Russell Lowell
For the first time since he was born
Her son, her rose without a thorn,
They are at variance, they who were
Always such closest friends and dear.
Another face is in his dreams
Under the sunbeams and moonbeams.
"Alienation " by Katharine Tynan

In news:

The Ward County Planning Commission wrestled with a variance application to build in the flood plain at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night.
THE URBANIZATION of the Alawis, a mountain people whose history and temperament and doctrine are at great variance with Shiism, was the product of the military seizure of power in Syria in the course of the 1960s.
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday each month and hears applications for appeals, variances and conditional uses.
In each frame, we first estimate the frequencies in the local light field arriving at each pixel, as well as the variance of the shading integrand.
A city zoning board voted 3-1 Tuesday to grant Henderson a variance for the 12,444-square-foot house on a 1.48-acre lot at 8080 N Pennsylvania St.
On July 26th, the city Zoning Board of Appealrs (ZBA) heard oral arguments in the appeal of a variance approval for Kyo-ya's planned 26-floor tower at its Moana Surfrider Resort.
The final event at The Buffalo Lounge was a Tate Music Group/ Variance showcase.
At Seneca City Hall tonight, Phil Ellen will ask for a variance to the zoning law on vacant property owned by VantageSouth Bank of North Carolina.
Variance Granted for New Sign at Country Auto.
Following recommendation, the Variance will be discussed at the Village Board's Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Aug 2.
A company that is in the process of building a new facility at the West Jefferson Commerce Park has requested a variance for a new sign at their site from the West Jefferson Planning and Zoning Commission.
The variance was denied at last month's Planning Commission meeting after questions arose over the variance 's approval a year before, with commissioners and the city attorney opposing the procedure in which the variance was approved.
Obergon was applying for the variance on property he owns at 3484 Lake Palourde Road.
The zoners also granted variances Tuesday to allow Michael J and Michele A Lenhart to subdivide their 9-acre property at 15 Lenhart Road into three lots.
A Weirton resident was given a variance Tuesday to build a garage at the front of his property.

In science:

At low disorders, the variance of LE inside the gaps is small.
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
Time consumption comparison of our algorithm with the old modified WOS in the case of parallel plates at the mid-point; the variances are obtained from 100 independent runs, the number of random walks per run is 105 and the absorption layer, δ = 10−4 .
An Efficient Modified "Walk On Spheres" Algorithm for the Linearized Poisson-Boltzmann Equation
Sample ξ ( ~m ) by generating independent, zero-mean normal deviates with variance M 3 at each spatial grid point.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Because this is a sample of white noise, we simply draw independent real Gaussian random numbers with zero mean and variance (rM )3 at each grid point.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Since the variables 1/xi are easily seen to have infinite expectation and variance, our prospects seem grim at first blush, but then we notice that the variable 1/xi falls straight into the framework of the “stable laws” of L´evy – Khintchine, which is briefly presented below.
Mathematics of learning
Since the variables 1/xi are easily seen to have infinite expectation and variance, our prospects seem grim at first blush, but then we notice that the variable 1/xi falls straight into the framework of the “stable laws” of L´evy – Khintchine ([FellerV2]).
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
Due to the time reversal invariance of the angular momentum operator J 2 , the average energies and variances at fixed J for random two-body Hamiltonians exhibit odd-even-J staggering, that may be especially strong for J = 0.
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
In particular, the NJ × NJ tridiagonals in (once corrected ) are interesting models for the Lanczos submatrix at the origin , but it makes no sense to compare their variance to that of the full dJ × dJ matrix (dJ = 2NJ ).
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
Naturally, it is supposed that f (ξ ) decays at big |ξ | sharp enough, so that the variance σ2 remains finite.
Tails of probability density for sums of random independent variables
The nature of the magnetic phase at a given temperature and field H0 is determined by monitoring the evolution of ¯J = [J ]J and and the field distribution variance H = [H 2 ]1/2 , for a N -generation lattice.
The Random Field Ising Model on Hierarchical Lattices I: Phase Diagram and Thermodynamics
So the question naturally arises why does our Model 1 give such a strong η−1 dependence at variance with other BL models.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
The distribution of fields may thus be characterized – at the level of replica symmetry – by two variables, the mean and the variance of this distribution.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Xn are real d × d matrices with all elements drawn at random on a distribution of zero mean and unit variance.
Products of Random Matrices
For each such realization we generate 50 mass functions, where the temperature is chosen from a Gaussian with the mean and variance appropriate to the observational value and errors, and a scatter of 15% in mass at fixed T is assumed for the M–T relation.
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
At variance from the results shown in Fig. 1, 2 and 4, when the random component of the interaction increases the absolute energies continuously decrease.
A study of randomness, correlations and collectivity in the nuclear shell model