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deviate -- as in: deviate from the course
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Persuasion
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  • It was impossible for her to enter on such a subject; and yet, after a pause, feeling the necessity of speaking, and having not the smallest wish for a total change, she only deviated so far as to say— "You were a good while at Lyme, I think?"

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  • She never deviated from her goal of getting a good education and becoming a teacher.
  • The show never deviates from its standard formula.

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