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  • He wasn’t even doing experiments which might have diverted the Group—causing bacterial colonies to cloud liquids, or making things change color.
  • Martin, it’s too infinitely diverting to find you becoming a fanatic, and all the while trying to wriggle out of being a fanatic.
  • Ross McGurk had bought the Institute not only to glorify himself but to divert Capitola and keep her itching fingers out of his shipping and mining and lumber interests, which would not too well have borne the investigations of a Great White Uplifter.
  • Now he was diverted by what he considered its foreignness: the lofty walls of wood painted a watery blue, the wide furnitureless spaces, the bougainvillaea at the window, and in the courtyard the merciless heat and rattling metallic leaves of palmettoes.

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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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