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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.
Being instated as an archangel, Satan made himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from Heaven.
The very scenario was depicted in most parts of the country as in Lahore, Karachi and Hyderabad when recently occurred monsoons have hit hard the country in multifariously as it has caused a number of deaths for various reasons that include landslide, wall-and roof-collapse and from the most death-defying electrocution reason-the leading one.
The region between north latitude 30 (o)-70 (o), where people act multifariously and concentratedly, can be covered by three or more satellites.
The Singareni should expand multifariously into different areas utilizing its experience, expertise and working methodology."
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.
Jacqueline Scott, meditating on the "fissures between one's public identity and one's lived subjectivity" (212), analyses the states of "cognitive dissonance" and "aporia" experienced by people who, perceiving her ostensibly inconsistent social identities--Jewish Black woman philosopher--in a "monolithically thick way" (as opposed to a "multifariously thin" way), "find [themselves] at a loss about how to deal with [her]": "As a result, I am looked at and listened to, but not seen or heard" (216, 210-211).
This evil axis has to be taken on not disjointedly but multifariously to free the citizen from terrorism, bloodletting and criminality.