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Differ Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    differ v
  1. be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect" [ant: equal]
  2. be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions" [syn: disagree, dissent, take issue] [ant: agree]
Differ Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Differ \Dif"fer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Differed; p. pr. & vb. n. Differing.] [L. differre; dif- = dis- + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. diff['e]rer. See 1st Bear, and cf. Defer, Delay.]
  1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from. One star differeth from another star in glory. --1 Cor. xv. 41. Minds differ, as rivers differ. --Macaulay.
  2. To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; -- often with from or with.
  3. To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend. We 'll never differ with a crowded pit. --Rowe. Syn: To vary; disagree; dissent; dispute; contend; oppose; wrangle. Usage: -- To Differ with, Differ from. Both differ from and aiffer with are used in reference to opinions; as, ``I differ from you or with you in that opinion.'''' In all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ from is used; as, these two persons or things differ entirely from each other. Severely punished, not for differing from us in opinion, but for committing a nuisance. --Macaulay. Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted, to differ from him. --M. Arnold. Much as I differ from him concerning an essential part of the historic basis of religion. --Gladstone. I differ with the honorable gentleman on that point. --Brougham. If the honorable gentleman differs with me on that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ. --Canning.
Differ Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Differ \Dif"fer\, v. t. To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance. [R.] But something 'ts that differs thee and me. --Cowley.
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* Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club. - Thomas Huxley

* The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. - Aristotle

* There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. - Robert Lynd

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