It may seem strange that of all men sailors should be tinkering at their last wills and testaments, but there are no people in the world more fond of that diversion.
Lord and master over all this scene, the captain stood erect on the ship’s elevated quarter-deck, so that the whole rejoicing drama was full before him, and seemed merely contrived for his own individual diversion.
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The attack on the capital was actually a diversion to draw troops away from the port city.
And I’d bet my broomstick he let that troll in, to make a diversion!
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone