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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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,
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;
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.
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
I differ with the honorable gentleman on that
If the honorable gentleman differs with me on
that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and
shall always rejoice to differ. --Canning.
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