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divert
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Jane Eyre
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  • She was really hungry, so the chicken and tarts served to divert her attention for a time.
  • This is legitimate, et j’y tiens, as Adele would say; and it is by virtue of this superiority, and this alone, that I desire you to have the goodness to talk to me a little now, and divert my thoughts, which are galled with dwelling on one point — cankering as a rusty nail."

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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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