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Having great variety; diverse.

[From Latin multifāriam, in many places : multi-, multi- + -fāriam, adv. suff.; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

mul′ti·far′i·ous·ly adv.
mul′ti·far′i·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.multifariously - in diverse ways; "the alternatives that are variously represented by the participants"; "the speakers treated the subject most diversely"
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It is because we Russians are too richly and multifariously gifted to be able at once to find the proper mode of expression.
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The concept of deception has been multifariously conceived by scholars.
Language (discourse) functions multifariously and performs various roles in the socio-political network of social practices.
Regime diplomats confidentially say North Korean leadership regards the nation's nuclear deterrent as modeled on mutually assured destruction, which is a multifariously problematic strategy in the North Korean context.
It is rendered by the inability to provide "yes/no" solutions and, hence, by the multifariously valid alternatives that might prove true depending on how, when and where a butterfly flaps its wings.
Whatever other effects and causes these odd elements may have, they cooperate to set up the complex word-game at the scenes end, in which a figura etymologica brings to light a syntactic ambiguity of the sort Aristotle describes as "when the synthesis signifies multifariously, but [each element] isolated [signifies] singly, such as [in the phrase] 'knowing letters'" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Soph.
This evil axis has to be taken on not disjointedly but multifariously to free the citizen from terrorism, bloodletting and criminality.
By speaking his language man participates in the entire history of his nation, multifariously refracted and modified, which dies in oblivion to be resurrected again in abrupt historical decisions.
Going back multifariously - to the 1935 Devdas that installs the anti-hero in Indian cinema, in a searing critique of alienation; to Guru Dutt's oeuvre and to Yash Chopra's angry young man films - this morphs into films such as 3 Idiots (Rajkumar Hirani, 2009), Delhi Belly (Akshat Varma, 2011) and Kahaani (Sujoy Ghosh, 2012), to name but a few.
So the AC is both text and action: powerful in effect as a mandated material document, but a document nonetheless, shaped by complex disciplinary and bureaucratic networks and political decision-making, and multifariously enacted by teachers.
Irtiza Hussain, Faculty Sponsor NUST Community Service Club, also gave a presentation at the occasion and apprised the audience of how NCSC was multifariously rendering services to the underprivileged.