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divert
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Great Expectations
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  • "—That it is hard," said Mrs. Coiler, "to have dear Mr. Pocket’s time and attention diverted from dear Mrs. Pocket."
  • It was not necessary to explain everywhere that I had come into a handsome property; but whenever I said anything to that effect, it followed that the officiating tradesman ceased to have his attention diverted through the window by the High Street, and concentrated his mind upon me.
  • I could not help thinking that it might be harder if the butcher’s time and attention were diverted from dear Mrs. Pocket; but I said nothing, and indeed had enough to do in keeping a bashful watch upon my company manners.
  • This diverts suspicion and confuses it; and for the same reason I recommended that, even if you came back last night, you should not go home.
  • You came so and so, you did such and such things to divert suspicion.

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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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