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From French varieté, from Latin varietās (“difference, diversity"), from varius (“different, various"); see various.
French variété from Old French from Latin varietās varietāt- from varius various
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
They chatted amiably about a variety of things.
We have a few kinds of prepackaged sandwich meats, but there's a better variety at the counter.
The woman owned the variety store and was never without a smile and a good word.
The principal thing that is lacking is sentence accent and variety in the inflection of phrases.
The word is Miss Larkin's one hot lady—used to be married, but likes variety too much to do it again.
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