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The House of Mirth
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divert
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The House of Mirth
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  • He declared himself entirely at her disposal: the adventure struck him as diverting.
  • He was a mournful dyspeptic, intent on finding out the deleterious ingredients of every dish and diverted from this care only by the sound of his wife’s voice.
  • The protective instinct always nerved her to successful dissimulation, and it was not the first time she had used her beauty to divert attention from an inconvenient topic.
  • And to divert her companion’s attention she added, with an attempt at lightness: "And your second candidate?

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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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