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  • Thus, he made them butts, in a double sense, and while he emptied them with great address, caused them to ring with sundry well-administered taps, for the diversion of society.
  • ’About what, mama?’ said Kate, who had apparently quite forgotten her diversion.
  • In these amusements the greater portion of them had been occupied for a couple of hours before, and as the most agreeable diversions pall upon the taste on a too protracted enjoyment of them, the sterner spirits now began to hammer the floor with their boot-heels, and to express their dissatisfaction by various hoots and cries.

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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

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