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That proved the involvement of a legend could make a real difference. The Sun (2017)This alone will make a huge difference. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some residents are concerned that the patrols have made little difference. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You look at love in a wise way and see the difference between flattery and genuine feelings. The Sun (2016)The players that did come in this time last year made a big difference. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can really make a difference to people 's lives. The Sun (2016)You'll see a difference with one treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Choosing to make a difference locally by helping to organise a charity campaign brings an unexpected love option to light that could add so much excitement. The Sun (2016)The moon moves into your birth sign and in a quiet but effective way, you get people to resolve their differences and work as a team. The Sun (2016)You will make a real difference to how you feel. The Sun (2015)This has made a huge difference to these schools. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What a difference little more than a year makes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)United are now happy to sit back and see the pair resolve their differences. The Sun (2011)You can see the difference between learning from the past and letting it hold you back. The Sun (2014)You see the difference between helping and doing too much for those you care about. The Sun (2013)The role of quality differences is of special interest. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)You see the difference between genuine people and those who just talk a good game. The Sun (2011)Your neck is on the line as a manager which is the biggest difference. The Sun (2010)There is less difference with women than might have been expected. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The difference made by injuries to goal difference adds another layer of complexity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Today there are some crucial differences but one important similarity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is not a great amount of difference on ability between the four teams. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is unlikely to make much difference. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We came here full of ambition but tonight there was a huge difference between the two sides. The Sun (2010)The only difference was the degree of control they had over their lives. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)IT'S amazing the difference three little letters can make. The Sun (2016) The difference between the most expensive and the cheapest areas remains unchanged. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is quite a dramatic size difference between them. The Sun (2014)There are some real differences between men and women in regard to heart disease. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)The changes will make a huge difference. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Those three days off could make that little bit of difference. The Sun (2012)He may need negotiation skills to resolve differences between trainees or between trainees and himself. Training with N.L.P. (1994)Be sure you see the difference between being strong and stubborn at home. The Sun (2014)
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British English: difference /ˈdɪfərəns; ˈdɪfrəns/ NOUN
The difference between things is the way in which they are different from each other.
...the great difference in size.
- American English: difference
- Arabic: اِخْتِلَاف
- Brazilian Portuguese: diferença
- Chinese: 差别
- Croatian: razlika
- Czech: rozdíl
- Danish: forskel
- Dutch: verschil
- European Spanish: diferencia
- Finnish: ero
- French: différence
- German: Unterschied
- Greek: διαφορά
- Italian: differenza
- Japanese: 違い
- Korean: 차이점
- Norwegian: forskjell
- Polish: różnica
- European Portuguese: diferença
- Romanian: diferență
- Russian: разница
- Spanish: diferencia
- Swedish: skillnad
- Thai: ความแตกต่าง
- Turkish: farklılık
- Ukrainian: різниця
- Vietnamese: sự khác nhau
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