He felt his stomach clench as he realized how deftly Isabelle had deflected his questions and distracted him with kissing, and he felt stupid.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
I was falling for the deflecting technique again, not that Havoline Oil had anything cloyingly poetical about it.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
AMONG THE last prisoners to show up in May, before the Camp was "closed" to deflect Martha Stewart to another facility, were three new political prisoners, pacifists like Sister Platte.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
While my fellow students were already establishing themselves in various esoteric specialties, most of which they invented for themselves on the theory that if you are the only specialist in a given field you need fear no competition, I was still unable to deflect my interests from the general to the particular.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
On the ballroom floor she stood out in her animal or shell fish beauty but claws and caterpillar bulges tended to deflect suitors from thoughts of seduction.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
I wish I could have had some practice with the sword before using it in a fight, but it’s my best bet to deflect the chains.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
I don’t tell her how I split the dead tree’s trunk straight down the middle through telekinesis, or how Henri threw knives at me that I deflected into a sandbag fifty feet away.
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
Her arms ached as they were shaken from their slumber, but she continued to deflect and parry.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Count Rugen was a bit surprised that his point had been deflected, but there was nothing wrong with piercing a helpless man’s shoulder.
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
"Mother wore that necklace to her wedding," I said, hoping to deflect her thoughts.
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
Despite Tom Short’s warning, a large part of my trial strategy was to deflect attention away from Angel and to put Reverend Tester on trial.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
Why should they have to deflect the neighbors’ questions about him?
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
I punched shots away; I deflected shots over the goalpost; I came out and slid into them before they could get shots off.
Edward Bloor -- Tangerine
I try to deflect the mood by turning around and asking Karen if she has a sack we can use for our things.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
There are too many feelings coming off those girls, and I’m not good at deflecting them.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
But Nathan was not to be deflected.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Jason summoned another lightning strike, but this time Porphyrion simply deflected it off the tip of his spear.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
The blast waves are like sound waves—they bounce and deflect.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
"Do you enjoy it?" he asks, deflecting.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
Snow drinking from the poisoned cup himself to deflect suspicion.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
Lynn launches a plastic cup at him, which he deflects.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
A blur of white motion deflected the shaft down into the grass as the bear lunged.
Ben Mikaeslen -- Touching Spirit Bear
Rudy shuffled in, fired the shot, and Liesel dived and somehow deflected it with her elbow.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
I brace myself to deflect his hit, but it doesn’t come.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
He slashed with the seraph blade as they rolled across the floor, and she deflected his blows easily, moving so fast she was a blur.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Lost Souls
I’ve flung out my arms to protect as much of his broken body as possible, so there’s nothing to deflect the lash.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
Another thing I did to deflect the course of my thoughts was to listen to my heart.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
Qendrim dove headfirst, arms at his sides, like a spear, and executed a perfect header, deflecting the ball and freezing the goalie—another score.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
Zaphod Beeblebrox would not be needing his set speech and he gently deflected the one being offered him by the spider.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The orange vendor deflects this nonsense with a yawn.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
He learned to be careful when shooting from a foxhole, lest he hit a tree and wound himself with deflected shrapnel.
Mitch Albom -- The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Lit struck again, and Jason deflected his blade.
Rick Riordan -- The Lost Hero
I deflected one with my sword.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
It had been decided to deflect the upline a few kilometres to the west.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
My blade should’ve run him through, but it deflected off his stomach like I was hitting solid marble.
Rick Riordan -- The Last Olympian
Ronnie would not be deflected, not this time.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
The bullet deflected off Babi’s fur as if it were made of titanium, and shattered a nearby McDonald’s sign.
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
He shrugged and shook his head, refusing to be deflected.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
The dagger should’ve impaled me in the chest, but somehow I deflected it with my blade and sent it sailing into the abyss.
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
Luke deflected it easily, but I saw a change in his face.
Rick Riordan -- The Lightning Thief