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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • True, this story has diverted our attention from them.
  • A boatman, who had passed by Rogliano, and who had several of these animals, whose tricks had greatly diverted him, had, doubtless, suggested this idea to him.
  • "I will undertake to divert him," replied the count.
  • She has taken care for herself,—at least I hope so,—for her attention has not been diverted from her projects by watching over me.
  • The sultans and viziers who rule over society there, and who constitute what in France we call the government, are really Haroun-al-Raschids and Giaffars, who not only pardon a poisoner, but even make him a prime minister, if his crime has been an ingenious one, and who, under such circumstances, have the whole story written in letters of gold, to divert their hours of idleness and ennui.
  • Maximilian stared for a moment at the corpse, gazed all around the room, then upon the two men; he opened his mouth to speak, but finding it impossible to give utterance to the innumerable ideas that occupied his brain, he went out, thrusting his hands through his hair in such a manner that Villefort and d’Avrigny, for a moment diverted from the engrossing topic, exchanged glances, which seemed to say,—"He is mad!"

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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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