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Definitionto change the direction of something; or to distract someone's attention
or more rarely: to change the purpose for which something is used — such as an army or funds
- Some of my comrades groaned, and my own mind began to grow watchful with anxious thoughts, when a strange sight suddenly attracted our attention and diverted our solicitude from our own situation.Introductory Letters (54% in)
- In some degree, also, they diverted my mind from the thoughts over which it had brooded for the last month.Chapter 10 (8% in)
- Thus Elizabeth endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy subjects.Chapter 22 (95% in)
There are no more uses of "divert" in Frankenstein.
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