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  • He surveyed the prize; walked around it; smelt at it from a safe distance; walked around it again; grew bolder, and took a closer smell; then lifted his lip and made a gingerly snatch at it, just missing it; made another, and another; began to enjoy the diversion; subsided to his stomach with the beetle between his paws, and continued his experiments; grew weary at last, and then indifferent and absent-minded.

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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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