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divert
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The War of the Worlds
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  • My attention was diverted from this death flurry by a furious yelling, like that of the thing called a siren in our manufacturing towns.
  • He returned and tried in vain to divert his attention to his examination notes.
  • They did all they could to divert me from this morbidity.

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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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