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    at variance

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    As long as your interests and my interests were at variance I could give you no counsel on this subject. (A= Trollope, “The Warden”)

    at variance = contrary to, in disharmony

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    Re: at variance

    Correct.

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    Re: at variance

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    As long as your interests and my interests were at variance I could give you no counsel on this subject. (A= Trollope, “The Warden”)

    at variance = contrary to, in disharmony
    More modern, As long as they differed, I could ... .

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