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divert
used in Frankenstein

3 uses
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Definition to 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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