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divert
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Frankenstein
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  • 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.
  • In some degree, also, they diverted my mind from the thoughts over which it had brooded for the last month.
  • Thus Elizabeth endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy subjects.

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  • I tried to divert her attention.
  • A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.
    African Proverb

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