Thesaurus / divert

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

Strangely enough Guntello's death seemed to divert her mind entirely from the idea of avenging herself on Almo.
THE UNWILLING VESTALEDWARD LUCAS WHITE
By the time the tales have gone round, the heat of the sun will have abated, and we can then divert ourselves as best we like.
Another aim is to divert traffic from the Pennsylvania Railroad, which does a large suburban business along its main line.
The girls promise to entertain and divert these while the men make off with the booty.
STARS OF THE OPERAMABEL WAGNALLS
Even the sight of Morton Elwell seemed hardly to divert her preoccupation.
WHEAT AND HUCKLEBERRIESCHARLOTTE MARION (WHITE) VAILE
A mere nothing might divert suspicion from Chupin and direct it toward her.
THE HONOR OF THE NAMEEMILE GABORIAU
And Tristram went out again to the Turf, and tried to divert his mind away from his troubles.
THE REASON WHYELINOR GLYN
But it was not strong enough to divert Aunt Cuckoo from her own trail.
RICH RELATIVESCOMPTON MACKENZIE
It is a third property of trading-men to see that their clerks do not divert the dealings of the master to their own benefit.
Neither parents nor relations could divert her from punishing herself in this manner and from bringing on death by starvation.
THE SATYRICON, COMPLETEPETRONIUS ARBITER

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