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multifarious

adj., adv. reference to a lawsuit in which either party or various causes of action (claims based on different legal theories) are improperly joined together in the same suit. This is more commonly called "misjoinder." (See: misjoinder)

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Helen's maid, the one who teaches Helen the pharmaceutical art she has brought back with her from Egypt, is named Polydamna, which one might translate as "lots of ways to send someone to hell." It is this multifariously murderous side of pharmaceuticals that reminds Novalis again and again of the soul, which is the very principle of life.
The relationship between Islam and the West is profoundly, multifariously, inescapably asymmetrical.
The forbidding landscape that will stage the violent finale of the film is set beneath the credits (in shots 3-9), while the aerial photography establishing the setting of the film draws multifariously criss-crossed lines (in shots 10-14) that turn an agri-industrial landscape into a series of geometrical abstractions.
But whereas Lamb's early confessional personae were minimally allusive and functioned merely as preposterous jokes with the undoubted psychological resonance of deficient maternity, the later Elia-ironym is far more multifariously symbolic and open to interpretation.
Thus the patriarchal impulse (conjoined with the colonial impulse) remained as a constant, and, within the web of discursive fields is multifariously reinforced and continually reinvented thereby maintaining its ability to present itself as a timeless and natural category.
Being instated as an archangel, Satan made himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from Heaven.
The narrator notes, "Certainly Ernestina at her very worst had never shown the world a countenance so multifariously blighted as that of this lady in her first picture....
(3) They accepted their natures "as they found them," Huxley declares, and dared to live fully in all directions at once--that is, "multifariously, inconsistently, and contradictorily" ("Spinoza's Worm" II: 328-29).
Ever multifariously prolific, Lewisohn found time for the massive Expression in America (1932), an interpretive literary history that impressed readers from Upton Sinclair to Henry Miller; Hemingway took it with him to Cuba in 1940.
In Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy and Sterne's Tristram Shandy, the sequence enacted upon the multifariously characterized reader is more ludic and destabilizing, and these proliferating, metatextual documents progressively reframe their own debates, processes of authentication, and the hierarchies supposed to obtain between the centres and margins of textuality.
The ultimate irony is that an American contemporary mind framed by the insistent dichotomy of black and white interferes with the also present postmodern goal of reading texts multifariously.
Given that the populations we have previously investigated were produced by laboratory natural selection on adult traits, and differ multifariously in adult life-history, we would like to confirm (or refute) the existence of the trade-off between viability and development time.