diversion

[ dih-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n, dahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF diversion

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVERSION

There was, he contended, some diversion and diversity in card-playing.

It was Burke who offered a diversion, a crude interruption after his own fashion.

To gain a diversion, he reverted to his familiar bullying tactics.

The diversion occurred at the moment of the lion's greatest tension.

Dica Petit now returned, and this caused a diversion in the waiting-room.

It was at this time that a diversion came to the spectators.

At the moment of the diversion, every one of them had gone for his sun-tube.

"Yes, I've brought it; we'll settle now," Rougon replied, glad of this diversion.

Their reception was cordial; Dorothy showed that she was glad of the diversion.

This causes a diversion in the flow of the stream, and we get another chance.

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