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vb. (en-third-person singular of: differ)

Usage examples of "differs".

In the skeletons of the several breeds, the development of the bones of the face in length and breadth and curvature differs enormously.

Secondly, although an English carrier or short-faced tumbler differs immensely in certain characters from the rock-pigeon, yet by comparing the several sub-breeds of these breeds, more especially those brought from distant countries, we can make an almost perfect series between the extremes of structure.

Hilaire seems to entertain no doubt, that the more an organ normally differs in the different species of the same group, the more subject it is to individual anomalies.

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, why should that part of the structure, which differs from the same part in other independently-created species of the same genus, be more variable than those parts which are closely alike in the several species?

Not in one case out of a hundred can we pretend to assign any reason why this or that part differs, more or less, from the same part in the parents.

The more ancient any form is, the more, as a general rule, it differs from living forms.

In a future chapter I shall attempt to show that the adult differs from its embryo, owing to variations supervening at a not early age, and being inherited at a corresponding age.

We can understand, from the continued tendency to divergence of character, why the more ancient a form is, the more it generally differs from those now living.

Moreover, in closely allied species, the degree to which the same organ has been rendered rudimentary occasionally differs much.

The Washington act not only differs vitally from the Utah and New Mexico acts, but the Nebraska act differs vitally from both.

Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.

It remains to decide whether only what is known in sense exists There or whether, on the contrary, as Absolute-Man differs from individual man, so there is in the Supreme an Absolute-Soul differing from Soul and an Absolute-Intellect differing from Intellectual-Principle.

Now, this Substance is a common property of Soul, but life, common to all souls, differs in that it is a property of Intellect also.

Researchers have since shown that the human version of this gene differs by only three molecules, out of 715, from the version carried by mice, and by just two molecules from the version carried by chimpanzees.

Like tin, iron differs from copper and gold in never being found free in nature, except as the very rare meteorites that fall to earth.