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deviate

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Definition differ or change
  • She never deviated from her goal of getting a good education and becoming a teacher.
deviated = strayed (changed)
  • The show never deviates from its standard formula.
  • deviates = changes or differs
  • The president decides not to deviate from his normal schedule, not wanting the news about Cuba to get out quite yet.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • deviate = change or differ
  • In a Party member, on the other hand, not even the smallest deviation of opinion on the most unimportant subject can be tolerated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • deviation = difference
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Only when they deviated from meticulous routine did they run the risk of losing something.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • deviated = changed or differed
  • He barely looked at the road, yet the tires never deviated so much as a centimeter from the center of the lane.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • deviated = swerved (changed or differed)
  • The roadbuilders didn't deviate an inch from the plan the headman was following.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • deviate = change
  • The plans are to be followed exactly, without deviation.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • deviation = change or difference
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • For Adams, who had argued emphatically at Paris for full repayment of American debt and had never deviated from that view, American reluctance, or inability, to make good on its obligations was a disgrace and politically a great mistake.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • deviated = differed or changed
  • As if Frederick understands already that both have been assigned to their specific courses, that there is no deviating now.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • deviating = changing or differing
  • English seemed a random deviation from their natural tongue .... and the Illuminati did nothing randomly.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • deviation = change or difference
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Although it experienced no loss of altitude or airspeed, the 747 began to veer off its assigned flight path, now traveling west-southwest at a seven-degree deviation from Jet Route 146.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • deviation = change or difference
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • For or the rest of the week's Potions lessons Harry continued to follow the Half-Blood Prince's instructions wherever they deviated from Libatius Borage's, with the result that by their fourth lesson Slughorn was raving about Harrys abilities, saying that he had rarely taught anyone so talented.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • deviated = differed
  • Dr. William Kemp Clark, Parkland's chief neurosurgeon, assists Perry by monitoring the EKG for even a flicker of deviation.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Even in the instant of death we cannot permit any deviation.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She believed that the rules must be followed without exception, for to deviate in any way was to court disaster.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Creeping across the open ground, he had deviated to the left and found himself opposite the boat.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • I now related my history briefly but with firmness and precision, marking the dates with accuracy and never deviating into invective or exclamation.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • CHAPTER L Rhett never deviated from his smooth, imperturbable manners, even in their most intimate moments.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • As it was impossible to crawl in a straight line, owing to rocks impeding his progress, he deviated from the course set by Pilchuck.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd

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