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  • At that moment Lloyd Mallam, the poet, owner of the Hafiz Book Shop, was finishing a rondeau to show how diverting was life amid the feuds of medieval Florence, but how dull it was in so obvious a place as Zenith.
  • To divert him Babbitt said, "Why, you got a scar on your cheek."
  • He vaguely wanted something more diverting than the newspaper comic strips to read.
  • The others were diverted to a discussion of the more agreeable recent murders, but Babbitt drew Louetta back to personal things: "That’s the prettiest dress I ever saw in my life."

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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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