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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVERGING

If not, where would the diverging currents be waiting for them?

She creates with them diverging series of species that will evolve separately.

Hence the diverging lines of evolution, at least what is essential in them.

Both screens were filled with flashing, diverging trails of flame.

As they entered the city, they divided and spread into all the diverging streets.

Spicula all geminate-quadriradiate, with a short simple middle rod and four diverging shanks on each end of it.

The larger odd foot cylindrical, curved, somewhat longer than the shell, with three diverging branches at the distal end.

The radiant point is that from which diverging rays of light are emitted.

The problem is in the diverging self-interests of the various players.

Diverging, meeting in a point, as the teeth on the hinge of Placuna, fig. 184.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Modern Latin divergere "go in different directions," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + vergere "to bend, turn" (see verge (v.)). Originally a term in optics; the figurative sense is 19c. Related: Diverged; diverging.

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