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Definition of "divers" []

  • Various; several; sundry. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "divers" in a sentence
  • "_first_, to know the divers complexions and constitutions; secondly, the _diseases_; and, lastly, the _cures_; so in medicining of the mind, -- after knowledge of the _divers characters_ of _men's natures_, it followeth, in order, to know the diseases and infirmities of the mind, which are no other than the perturbations and distempers of the affections. '"
  • "Foley says the depth among U.S. springboard divers is going to toughen them up in the run-up to 2012."
  • "They staggered beneath the unwonted effort, and legs became drunken with weariness and titubated in divers directions till the sunlight darkened and bearer and burden fell by the way."