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divert
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Franny and Zooey
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  • Mrs. Glass seemed on the point of being diverted by Zooey’s method of dealing with problems, but it was her day to suppress all forms of amusement.
  • "If anybody else mentions chicken soup to me just once more—" Zooey’s attention, however, had been diverted.

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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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