He spoke with childish arrogance strangely at variance
with the subservient position he occupied beneath the veranda.
I was interested as to which quatrain he would like best, and was not surprised when he hit upon the one born of an instant's irritability, and quite at variance
with the Persian's complacent philosophy and genial code of life:
The truth was, that the little Puritans, being of the most intolerant brood that ever lived, had got a vague idea of something outlandish, unearthly, or at variance
with ordinary fashions, in the mother and child, and therefore scorned them in their hearts, and not unfrequently reviled them with their tongues.
Vanstone's character which I am now about to present to you seems in some respects at variance
with your later experience, bear in mind that, when you first knew him twelve years since, he was a man of forty; and that, when I first knew him, he was a lad of nineteen.
On points where the learned have, in purity of heart, been compelled to differ, the unlettered will necessarily be at variance