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divert
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The Aeneid
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  • ’T is fate diverts our course, and fate we must obey.
  • So Fate will have it, and Jove adds his force; Nor can my pow’r divert their happy course.
  • While thus she fills the house with clam’rous cries, Our hearing is diverted by our eyes: For, while I held my son, in the short space Betwixt our kisses and our last embrace; Strange to relate, from young Iulus’ head A lambent flame arose, which gently spread Around his brows, and on his temples fed.
  • Thus while the Trojan and Arcadian horse To Pallantean tow’rs direct their course, In long procession rank’d, the pious chief Stopp’d in the rear, and gave a vent to grief: "The public care," he said, "which war attends, Diverts our present woes, at least suspends.

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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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