Is this a variant of that elite condescension for ordinary folks who are "bitter," and who "cling to guns and religion"?
The Dutch variant appeared in 2010 on the VPRO website – a self-described liberal-Protestant network.
Everyone made a big deal out of the fact that he used “conservative,” or a variant thereof, two dozen times in the speech.
If these books are indeed Great American Novels—a distinct category, a variant of excellence—they are generally big in every way.
Sounds like a variant on your typical lone wolf nut job to me.
The character's a variant on any of those that have been discovered so far.
The Italian and German techniques were often pursued in variant styles.
variant spellings were made consistent when a predominant usage was found.
But fortune is so variant, and the wheel so movable, there is no constant abiding.
And H 18, as also a variant to B 20, says it was a rune-slumber that came over him.
variant var·i·ant (vâr'ē-ənt, vār'-)
Having or exhibiting variation; differing.
Tending or liable to vary; variable.
Deviating from a standard, usually by only a slight difference.