Part of speech: noun

The act of varying; dissension; discord.

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Usage examples "variance":

  1. But who can sit in daliance, Men sit in such a variance? - "A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I.", R. Dodsley.
  2. He saw himself at variance with the Will which rules the world. - "Invisible Links", Selma Lagerlof.
  3. An expression wholly at variance with the features that wear it, is a startling thing. - "Ellen Middleton--A Tale", Georgiana Fullerton.