Definitions starting with D

ID #1831

different

[Prov. idem (Washabaugh 1980:29); from difference, construed as a pl.] n. difference: 1966 The king don't know the different of the gold from ivory (Crowley 116).

different from phr. except; with the exception of: 1954 I'se the strongest man in the land different from the giant (Crowley 222). (Exuma, Andros)

different from that phr. apart from that: 1954 Different from that he hadden a brass teeth, too (Crowley 222). You been there two, three times, everybody know you. But different from that, you don't dance with no woman round there (Nassau).

different to phr. different from: 1966 They got different story to the other islands (Crowley 139).

Tags: noun, phrase

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Last update: 2011-02-12 02:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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