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diversion
used in Wuthering Heights

5 uses
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Definition a distraction from something more important

or:

an amusement as a distraction from serious or tedious concerns
  • As soon as she supposed me absorbed in my occupation, she recommenced her silent weeping: it appeared, at present, her favourite diversion.
    Chapter 22 (93% in)
  • A minute previously she was violent; now, supported on one arm, and not noticing my refusal to obey her, she seemed to find childish diversion in pulling the feathers from the rents she had just made, and ranging them on the sheet according to their different species: her mind had strayed to other associations.
    Chapter 12 (18% in)
  • 'But I think,' said Cathy, 'you'd be more comfortable at home than sitting here; and I cannot amuse you to-day, I see, by my tales, and songs, and chatter: you have grown wiser than I, in these six months; you have little taste for my diversions now: or else, if I could amuse you, I'd willingly stay.'
    Chapter 26 (44% in)
  • As far as I can see, it will be your chief diversion hereafter; unless Linton make amends for other losses: and your provident parent appears to fancy he may.
    Chapter 27 (79% in)
  • My walk home was lengthened by a diversion in the direction of the kirk.
    Chapter 34 (97% in)

There are no more uses of "diversion" in Wuthering Heights.

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