• IPA: /ˈdifɹəntli/, /ˈdifəɹəntli/


  1. (manner) In a different way.
    • 1815, Critical Analysis of Recent Publications, in The Medical and Physical Journal, Vol. 34,
      I was (says Mr. Highmore) forcibly struck with the violence of its pulsation, so much so, that, if it had been differently situated, I should have considered it an aneurism of considerable magnitude.
    • 1912, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator), The Brothers Karamazov,
      "You see, gentlemen, I couldn't bear the look of him, there was something in him ignoble, impudent, trampling on everything sacred, something sneering and irreverent, loathsome, loathsome. But now that he's dead, I feel differently."
      "How do you mean?"
      "I don't feel differently, but I wish I hadn't hated him so."
      "You feel penitent?"
      "No, not penitent, don't write that. I'm not much good myself; I'm not very beautiful, so I had no right to consider him repulsive. That's what I mean. Write that down, if you like."

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary