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[attributive] Of various sorts put together; miscellaneous:‘bowls in assorted colours’
mixed, varied, variegated, varying, various, miscellaneous, diverse, diversified, eclectic, manifold, multifarious, multitudinous, motley, sundry, heterogeneous, disparate, different, differing, dissimilardiversfarraginousView synonyms
- ‘Rather than gathering kids together to learn assorted computer skills, the current approach is to teach new software and skills when they're needed.’
- ‘However, there are requests for money to meet expenses related to hush money, fees, taxes and assorted payments to sundry individuals.’
- ‘As he ranted on, his own wife kept them supplied with tea and assorted biscuits.’
- ‘You never know just what you will get when you plant dahlia seeds, but this type can be depended on for small flowers in assorted colors on dwarf plants.’
- ‘He sorted through the bottles of assorted wines he had on his dresser.’
- ‘Chandra sighed and watched as the girls gleefully sorted through the assorted treasures they were unearthing.’
- ‘They sent us a multitude of useless video tapes, books and other assorted junk that we did not want.’
- ‘He'll also give you the main news headlines he picks up from various radio stations and if you feel so inclined, you can read the headlines from any one of the assorted newspapers lying in a pile near his feet.’
- ‘I have spoken to about a million retailers, who only sell them in packs of assorted colours and don't want to have to sit down and pick out all the purple ones.’
- ‘She had finished half of her lunch, a sort of curried mushroom dish with soup and assorted fruit on the side.’
- ‘The assorted textures, the vibrant colours, and the splendid designs of home furnishings at the store merge to create a unique shopping experience.’
- ‘It brings together an assorted group of international curators from three continents - Asia, Europe and North America.’
- ‘Like most resistance movements it combines a motley range of assorted factions.’
- ‘These are available on sale in dazzling colours and assorted patterns.’
- ‘Simply citing the opinions of assorted scientists, even distinguished ones, counts for nothing if their dire predictions are not supported by observed evidence.’
- ‘The main courses with accompaniments included grilled lobster, jumbo prawns, beef wellington, assorted kebabs and vegetables au gratin.’
- ‘The present trend is to have a mix of assorted flowers, preferably to adorn attractive crystal vases of different shapes and sizes.’
- ‘Mary will have organic eggs, jams and chutneys as well as organic sugar and assorted breads, cakes and biscuits all made with organic flour.’
- ‘Last year, the unit seized more than 200 illegal guns and more than 3,500 rounds of assorted ammunition, which are in demand in the criminal underworld.’
- ‘I remarked at how it split the light into a dancing rainbow of assorted candy colours onto the table in front of us.’
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