deflect

[ dih-flekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF deflect

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFLECT

Since the affair with Piper he had not, however, again offered to deflect a bat.

The novel like its style coloured, but did not deflect, the stream of English literature.

That rebuke of Barber's seemed to deflect Cis's interest from the rooms to herself.

A soft answer, if soft enough, will deflect the stroke of the sword of justice.

It would have taken more time than we had to deflect us enough to avoid a smash.

If he had a wife to take up his attention, it might deflect him a little from us.

Let us deflect our course—at least he may not know our destination.

Helen did not allow these manifestations of suffering to deflect her from her task.

The big Indian held his war club in front of him, as if to deflect bullets.

The soul loves honor, and passion tempts it to deflect its pathway.

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