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Divers

Divers
1. Different in kind or species; diverse. Every sect of them hath a divers posture. (Bacon) Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds. (Deut. Xxii. 9)
2. Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally. Divers of Antonio’s creditors. (Shak)
divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.
Origin: f. Divers, L. Diversus turned in different directions, different, p. P. Of divertere. See Divert, and cf. Diverse.


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