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divert
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Candide
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  • In short, Miss Cunegonde, I have had experience, I know the world; therefore I advise you to divert yourself, and prevail upon each passenger to tell his story; and if there be one of them all, that has not cursed his life many a time, that has not frequently looked upon himself as the unhappiest of mortals, I give you leave to throw me headforemost into the sea.

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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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