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diverge
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Definition to move apart; or be or become different
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference.
    Robert Frost
  • The two paths diverge here
  • diverge = move apart
  • ...my 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
  • the converging/diverging angles could be seen from the outside.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • diverging = moving apart
  • There was no divergence of method,
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • divergence = difference
  • My mother said people feared the Divergent because we couldn't be controlled.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • divergent = people who are different
  • Two rabbis diverged in a yellow wood.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • diverged = moved apart
  • Now this is where the stories offered by the boy and the State begin to diverge slightly.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • diverge = to move apart; or be or become different
  • ...and my mother warned me about, the danger of being Divergent.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • divergent = different
  • The race divergence under the system of miseducation was fast getting wider.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • divergence = difference
  • 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
  • diverged = became different
  • 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
  • diverging = becoming different
  • But we must not let the recollections of this good fellow cause us to diverge from the principal history.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • Roads diverge in every direction from the even and graceful bottoms of the valleys to the most rugged and intricate passes of the hills.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  The Pioneers
  • My travelling instructions directed me to go to Carlisle, and then to diverge by a branch railway which ran in the direction of the coast.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Woman in White
  • At its highest point, the pass forked like a pair of tight pants into two diverging trails.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • "But mainly, Mr. MacLain, you should remember to keep off rich food," Miss Snowdie said, leading her husband down a divergent path.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • When the workingpeople began leaving their houses, the daybreak boys diverged, Mars Bar to the East End, Maniac to wherever.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Even though they've walked several steps down diverging paths, Barbara and Cedric talk regularly.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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