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Definitiona distraction from something more important
an amusement as a distraction from serious or tedious concerns
- The blowing of the coach-horn in the yard was a seasonable diversion, which made me get up and hesitatingly inquire, in the mingled pride and diffidence of having a purse (which I took out of my pocket), if there were anything to pay.Chapters 4-6 (56% in)
- This would occasion a diversion in Jip's favour, and some inking of his nose, perhaps, as a penalty.Chapters 43-45 (50% in)
There are no more uses of "diversion" in David Copperfield.
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