The tiny number of people who henceforth knew of Ariana’s existence could be counted upon to keep the secret, including her two brothers, who had deflected awkward questions with the answer their mother had taught them.
He scrambled up and saw the snake outlined against the landing light: It struck, and Hermione dived aside with a shriek; her deflected curse hit the curtained window, which shattered.
He had no desire to doubt again; he did not want o hear anything that would deflect him from his purpose.
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deflect blame from herself
trucks designed to deflect improvised-explosive-device blasts