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  • The two paths diverge here
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference.
    Robert Frost
  • divergent feelings bring out conflicting points of view. In advance, I apologize to those who expect a consistent position from me.
    Clifford Stoll
  • Their interests diverged

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  • ...and my mother warned me about, the danger of being Divergent.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • My mother said people feared the Divergent because we couldn’t be controlled.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Now this is where the stories offered by the boy and the State begin to diverge slightly.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • the converging/diverging angles could be seen from the outside.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I was surprised to find just how much we did have in common, aside from our names, and how much our narratives intersected before they fatefully diverged.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The race divergence under the system of miseducation was fast getting wider.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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  • There was no divergence of method,
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He thought the world’s heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world’s pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Two rabbis diverged in a yellow wood.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Any spot where multiple tracks merge or diverge, there’s a little two-story shack standing there like a displaced lighthouse.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • And in their divergent reactions to these shattering events, my parents gradually set in motion the largely separate lives they would lead from that point on.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • But people tend to freak out when something diverges from their expectations.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Two roads diverged in a yellow wood He moved on to the next desk.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Their paths diverge and both leap from about twenty feet away, one jumping at Henri, the other coming at me.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • When the workingpeople began leaving their houses, the daybreak boys diverged, Mars Bar to the East End, Maniac to wherever.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Our paths, which had crossed so suddenly and so powerfully in a life-changing encounter for both of us, were about to diverge.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • We were taking the course I had begun with, and from which I had diverged in the mist.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • As they leveled out, their minds began to diverge, becoming distinct personalities again.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men, and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Berthier wrote to his Emperor (we know how far commanding officers allow themselves to diverge from the truth in describing the condition of an army) and this is what he said: I deem it my duty to report to Your Majesty the condition of the various corps I have had occasion to observe during different stages of the last two or three days’ march.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Your family’s divergence from humanity is much more interesting.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Then theDragon Wing tacked port, diverging from the current in Uthar’s bid for the open sea.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The result was that students often got the best of our divergent approaches (and they certainly got role models on how to work with people different from themselves).
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • But he felt less and less hopeful with each failure, and presently began to turn off into diverging avenues at sheer random, in desperate hope of finding the one that was wanted.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Their paths diverged more and more as they flew, and where Bernard made a clumsy, crunching landing and bounce on his wall, Alai did a glancing triple bounce on three surfaces near the corner that left him most of his speed and sent him flying off at a surprising angle.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • I kept her brown figure always in my eye and, when we came near the point at which our ways diverged, I quickened my pace and passed her.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • With a divergence test, obviously there isn’t a single right answer.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Ship and boat diverged; the cold, damp night breeze blew between; a screaming gull flew overhead; the two hulls wildly rolled; we gave three heavy-hearted cheers, and blindly plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A narrow winding street, full of offence and stench, with other narrow winding streets diverging, all peopled by rags and nightcaps, and all smelling of rags and nightcaps, and all visible things with a brooding look upon them that looked ill.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Somehow, through caution, luck, and quick recoveries we managed to escape direct suspicion and live our two diverging lives for the next six years without the sense of peril becoming sharp.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Another great help, where the parties concerned are male and female, is the divergence of view about Unselfishness which we have built up between the sexes.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • That was the first time the twins’ interest had ever diverged, and Brent was resentful of his brother’s attentions to a girl who seemed to him not at all remarkable.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The reflection which resulted from this refraction was, necessarily, divergent and perverted.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • This correspondence, as one might expect, reflected sharply divergent points of view: Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; others fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity, and was undeserving of the considerable media attention he received.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • After making nearly a semicircle around the pond, they diverged from the water-course, and began to ascend to the level of a slight elevation in that bottom land, over which they journeyed.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Five corridors diverged like the rays of a star, and the walls, dug into niches, which were arranged one above the other in the shape of coffins, showed that they were at last in the catacombs.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mr. Spenlow and I falling into this conversation, prolonged it and our saunter to and fro, until we diverged into general topics.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Our paths diverged.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Through well-tended gardens beyond her patio, narrow stone paths diverge.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Spaniards, Englishmen, and Italian malcontents, adventurers of all nations, and soldiers of fortune of every sect, flocked at the first summons under the standard of the Protestants, and organized themselves like a vast association, whose branches diverged freely over all parts of Europe.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Wherever the pth diverged she took the wider one.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The moment was too propitious for the display of that discursiveness which seemed the only bond of union among tempers so divergent.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Jennifer Anne asked, gamely allowing this divergence from her scripted dinner conversation.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Covered ways and yards, which here and there diverged from the main street, disclosed little knots of houses, where drunken men and women were positively wallowing in filth; and from several of the door-ways, great ill-looking fellows were cautiously emerging, bound, to all appearance, on no very well-disposed or harmless errands.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • When word got to my family, I faced divergent pressures: I should be responsible and have this child.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
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