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diversion as in:  a diversion to draw troops away

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  • The shoplifter had an accomplice who created a diversion.
    diversion = distraction
  • "ANY kind of diversion!"  I say. "Just distract Mr. Rosa for five or ten seconds. That's all the time I'll need."   (source)
    diversion = something to draw attention
  • "We just need a diversion," Tally said.   (source)
    diversion = distraction
  • "What we need," said Hermione briskly as Thursday afternoon's double Potions lesson loomed nearer, "is a diversion."   (source)
    diversion = something that draws someone's attention so they don't notice something else
  • I'll create a diversion.   (source)
    diversion = distraction
  • Vera, her wits revived by the brandy, made a diversion by saying: "Where's the judge?"   (source)
    diversion = something to change the subject
  • Bernard's questions made a diversion.   (source)
    diversion = distraction (something else for the mind to focus upon)
  • Sophie was exhausted, but when she crawled out of the den into the garden a little later she thought Alberto would have been well pleased with her diversionary maneuvers.†   (source)
  • A diversionary landing on Saturday was supposed to put roughly 160 anti-Castro Cuban freedom fighters ashore near Guantanamo Bay, but was canceled due to the breakdown of a crucial boat.†   (source)
  • He was much better acquainted with the fate of a tribe of first cousins who had wandered away north in a diversionary movement and pushed inadvertently into Canada.†   (source)
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  • Diversionary landings on nearby islands occurred in October, as distant Marine units hurried to the area, completing the encirclement strategy.†   (source)
  • The Kestrel's crash had been nothing but a diversionary tactic to hide the fact that Max and Alex had been kidnapped.†   (source)
  • The incidents my nephew described are called diversionary tactics employed to create the illusion that the scoundrels are victims.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist is so paranoid already that he's using diversionary tactics we could learn from.†   (source)
  • We believe the attack on the gas pipeline is a diversionary tactic.†   (source)
  • The orc's eyes stupidly followed the axe's diversionary flight.†   (source)
  • What I do know is that the General dropped with us and commanded us on the ground and, when the situation became impossible, he personally led the diversionary attack that allowed quite a few of us (including me) to be retrieved — and, in so doing, bought his farm.†   (source)
  • And I'd bet my broomstick he let that troll in, to make a diversion!   (source)
    diversion = distraction
  • WHAT KIND OF DIVERSION?   (source)
    diversion = distraction (something that draws someone's attention so they don't notice something else)
  • At that moment there was a diversion in the form of a small, redheaded figure in a long nightdress, who appeared in the kitchen, gave a small squeal, and ran out again.   (source)
    diversion = something to draw attention
  • I NEED A DIVERSION.   (source)
    diversion = something that draws someone's attention so they don't notice something else
  • "Okay," Harry told himself, "diversionary tactics....let's go...."†   (source)
  • By definition that has to be worse than the diversionary target.†   (source)
  • The infantry opens fire at four A.M., per Grant's orders, with a small diversionary attack to the east of Petersburg—cannon and musket fire mainly, just enough to distract the Confederates.†   (source)
  • He had seen an opportunity, however, and chose instead to create a diversionary fire and leap into the chamber.†   (source)
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diversion as in:  a favorite diversion is reading

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  • Playing Minecraft is my favorite diversion.
    diversion = entertainment
  • "Then," said he, "every man should have a diversion as well as a profession."   (source)
    diversion = something done for entertainment
  • Before we returned to Harvard, I convinced my parents to take a detour to Niagara Falls. The mood in the car was heavy, and at first I regretted having suggested the diversion, but the moment Dad saw the falls he was transformed, elated.   (source)
    diversion = thing for entertainment
  • He was a year older than I, and I avoided him on principle: he enjoyed everything I disapproved of, and disliked my ingenuous diversions.   (source)
    diversions = things done for fun
  • That explained blitzball, that explained the nightly meetings of the Super Suicide Society, that explained his insistence that I share all his diversions.   (source)
  • Our only diversions are reading, studying and listening to the radio.   (source)
  • And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.   (source)
    diversion = something done for entertainment
  • Actually, I'm what a romantic movie is to a profound thinker — a mere diversion, a comic interlude, something that is soon forgotten: not bad, but not particularly good either.   (source)
    diversion = thing for entertainment
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diversion as in:  diversion of flights

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  • The electronic signs assist with automated traffic diversion in event of an accident.
    diversion = changing routes
  • Emasculated by dams and diversion canals, the lower Colorado burbles indolently from reservoir to reservoir through some of the hottest, starkest country on the continent.   (source)
    diversion = changing the water flow
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diversion as in:  juvenile diversion program

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  • It is a pretrial diversion program that requires the defendant to plead guilty, perform 40 hours of community service, and comply with other requirements.
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  • But diversion was useless.†   (source)
  • Merry-go-rounds, Red Hots, root beer, shooting galleries, beauty contests, public bathing: in a word, vulgar diversions.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the diversions were no accident.†   (source)
  • Both of the films were popular with the public, both found favor with the Politburo (which was eager to give the People some respite from the war years through suitably themed diversions), and our young starlet reaped the effortless rewards of fame.†   (source)
  • The guards were enjoying the diversion.†   (source)
  • She had to come up with a diversion right away.†   (source)
  • George caused a diversion by dropping another Dungbomb, I whipped the drawer open, and grabbed —this.†   (source)
  • Diversion.†   (source)
  • A diversion.†   (source)
  • After six or so years of loathing her hometown, of cursing her parents for moving there and subjecting her to it, its limitations and scarcity of everything—diversion, restaurants, enlightened minds—Mae had recently come to remember Longfield with something like tenderness.†   (source)
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  • Just a diversion?†   (source)
  • In this fog he'd no doubt miss the man's jacklight and twist his net up in the Islander's prop, a long diversion from the night's fishing.†   (source)
  • I read The Globe and Mail again, but I was good; I didn't bring it to school with me, and I resolved that I would not discuss the sales of U.S. arms to Iran and the diversion of the profits to the Nicaraguan rebels—or the gift from the sultan of Brunei that was supposed to help support the rebels but was instead transferred to the wrong account in a Swiss bank.†   (source)
  • The mystery of a midnight visitor is a welcome diversion.†   (source)
  • He lit a pipe bomb in a car before going into the school, to serve as a diversion so that he could enter unimpeded with his guns.†   (source)
  • I give him a look, and he says, "I was thinking a diversion might help."†   (source)
  • Proceed at haste and speed and celerity, without delay, diversion or divagation to Dunkirk for the purposes of immediate evacuation on account of being 'orribly and onerously overrun from all directions.†   (source)
  • What's a diversion?†   (source)
  • Such diversions were precious few.†   (source)
  • The one thing that I might still be useful at is causing a diversion.†   (source)
  • In contrast, the prospect of walking over with Kitsey to set up our wedding registry at Tiffany's had seemed a pleasing diversion.†   (source)
  • A diversion then, Butler.†   (source)
  • The Hillsams and Stucks looked surprised, and I realized—of course—this was only a macho diversion for them.†   (source)
  • I wasn't being nice," I confessed, ignoring his attempt at diversion, looking down at my knees.†   (source)
  • Urn, it doesn't do us any good if Brooke is a diversion in the lobby.†   (source)
  • But, in addition to his sudden diversion of interest to the Overlooks history, something else had happened.†   (source)
  • The fire will create a diversion, Capricorn's men will be kept busy putting it out, and in all the confusion I'll try to get through to Meggie while Farid releases Dustfinger.†   (source)
  • Maybe create a diversion.†   (source)
  • The storm creates a diversion, and the lightning you see is really coming from the spaceships entering Earth's atmosphere.†   (source)
  • Merely a little diversion.†   (source)
  • Prison always has been a good place for writers, killing, as it does, the twin demons of mobility and diversion, and Heaven's Gate was no exception.†   (source)
  • I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't using us as a kind of birthday diversion for his daughter.†   (source)
  • The lecture, she argued, would be an unnecessary diversion from the overwhelming issues we were grappling with in our lives.†   (source)
  • Music was about the only diversion we had out here, outside of the occasional stop in a village to talk to the locals.†   (source)
  • This whole thing was a diversion to separate us.†   (source)
  • It was most important that these boats be constantly but quietly in motion, to provide diversion for the eye, peace for the ear.†   (source)
  • The four-day drill with Konovalov will be interesting diversion.†   (source)
  • She decided to create a diversion.†   (source)
  • I accepted that danger was an essential component of the game-without it, climbing would be little different from a hundred other trifling diversions.†   (source)
  • What diversion does m'Lord wish?†   (source)
  • Hour after hour I had been keeping watch by Miss Norris's bedside, refusing the diversion of OT and walks and badminton matches and even the weekly movies, which I enjoyed, and which Miss Norris never went to, simply to brood over the pale, speechless circlet of her lips.†   (source)
  • I stared out the window at a flock of sheep and wished for a diversion that would take my mind away from lamb and lentil salad.†   (source)
  • Any diversion that took him away from his books or used up his time was a betrayal of the people he had sworn to serve.†   (source)
  • So that the appearance of Florentino Ariza was for them another of the many intimate diversions they invented to pass the time.†   (source)
  • However, yes, Eadlyn is doing her job as a member of the royal family by creating a little ...diversion while the population cools down and we investigate what more we could do.†   (source)
  • A diversion?†   (source)
  • I'm good at diversions.†   (source)
  • The films were a wonderful diversion, a vivid escape from the bleakness of prison life.†   (source)
  • Maybe it's a diversion orEragon forgot what he was going to say as he saw a stir of motion on the far side of the Jiet River, behind a veil of sorrowful willow trees.†   (source)
  • She had her hair done fashionably and wore sexy clothes, seeking the diversions of boys to escape the claustrophobia of her home.†   (source)
  • "The Inquisitor thought the faerie murder was a diversion," she said quickly.†   (source)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Succour was put on diversion, with trauma being rerouted to other hospitals in neighboring boroughs.†   (source)
  • The next day's journey was an un-hurried affair, had included several touristic diversions-visits to an alligator farm and a rattlesnake ranch, a ride in a glass-bottomed boat over a silvery-clear swamp lake, a late and long and costly broiled-lobster lunch at a roadside seafood restaurant.†   (source)
  • When Cedric starts up again, it's with a diversion: "You know, I'm never gonna fall in love."†   (source)
  • Above all he did not appreciate diversions like that Salander girl.†   (source)
  • Says Heath, "You know you're dealing with bad guys when the women are trained to create a diversion to retrieve and then conceal weapons and ammo.†   (source)
  • A diversion at recess type thing.†   (source)
  • Expeditions to temples, parasailing, and scuba diving offered other diversions—the Balinese scuba instructors loved the long-finned, jeweled, and elegant blue fish that had been tattooed on my neck back in New England and eagerly showed me their own tattoos.†   (source)
  • At length, pretty fully gorged, he raised his head from over his plate and looked about him for diversion.†   (source)
  • I've had plenty of diversions during leave —but leave comes once a year.†   (source)
  • The single diversion available to me was the Koran, an English translation by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.†   (source)
  • Bailey played on the country folks' need for diversion.†   (source)
  • It's a clever little diversion—target the ones who will complain the loudest—but we both know that's not what he's really doing.†   (source)
  • I roamed the place, searching for stories or just diversions, just living.†   (source)
  • If you can do nothing real, at least create as great a diversion as possible.†   (source)
  • There was a huge, giddy crowd of men who were avid for any diversion, but the cat turned chicken the moment Yossarian released him and fled from Hungry Joe ignominiously like a yellow dog.†   (source)
  • They'd wait about half a minute for us to breach the roof door, creating a diversion, before they would breach the bottom floor and we'd clear our way to the middle.†   (source)
  • No one had spotted my diversion on the road, and the cash I paid my bearers guaranteed their silence.†   (source)
  • He needed a diversion, alarming enough to attract Carlos' soldiers, visible enough to flush out any others who might be concealed in the street or on a rooftop, or behind a darkened window.†   (source)
  • Or was the attack on the Southern Forest the diversion?†   (source)
  • We had our share of cotton-gin fires, epidemics, storms, and lawsuits, of course, but the only diversion we could count on was protracted meetings, recitals, ice cream socials, fish fries, and lectures — a doctor talking up his cure for cancer, an old man telling how he tracked a mammoth moose for nineteen days back in 1856, a young fellow talking about "Across Asia on a Bicycle."†   (source)
  • And this is what I find inconceivable: no matter what you've given up, so long as you chose to remain alive, how can you find any pleasure in spending a life as valuable as yours on running after cheap women and on an imbecile's idea of diversions?†   (source)
  • A diversion.†   (source)
  • During Agorwal's diversion, Regis had slipped the ruby pendant out from under his waistcoat.†   (source)
  • I added, "Captain, do you think this could be just a diversion?†   (source)
  • And a diversion would be nearly impossible if the blacks were seized by the government in the courthouse at the conclusion of the trial.†   (source)
  • What he saw as a harmless business diversion would have weighed on Eve like a stone.†   (source)
  • The closer they came to Rome the more towns and farms they had to skirt lest the sheep graze in a field yet to be harvested or find diversion in narrow streets.†   (source)
  • No diversion.†   (source)
  • Diversion, if I need it.†   (source)
  • A diversion?†   (source)
  • Facilities for diversion and so on.†   (source)
  • Some diversion!†   (source)
  • Have you found any interesting diversions yet?†   (source)
  • Then he said more softly, 'Pardon the diversion.†   (source)
  • Among all the distractions and diversions of a planet which now seemed well on the way to becoming one vast playground, there were some who still found time to repeat an ancient and never-answered question: "Where do we go from here?"†   (source)
  • Half-way through the afternoon, as they were crossing a monotonous belt of scrub, there came a diversion: as welcome as it was unexpected.†   (source)
  • Introduce games and diversions, but only such as will be agreeable.†   (source)
  • Belle knew that, but it seemed that she might be trying to create a diversion for me.†   (source)
  • They served as temporary town officials and as minor commissars in the army and the health department, and they looked upon this succession of tasks as an outdoor sport, a diversion, a game of blindman's buff.†   (source)
  • That isn't diversion.†   (source)
  • Apparently Leo's diversion with Buford the end table hadn't worked—at least not for long.†   (source)
  • She played GameCube with Zachary and killed the morning with diversions.†   (source)
  • Just then, Neville caused a slight diversion by turning into a large canary.†   (source)
  • 'What sort of diversion is it?' asked Ron.†   (source)
  • "I think," I said, "Sadie just found her big diversion."†   (source)
  • If you wanted to create a diversion, you should have burned down the barn.†   (source)
  • The violin and the piano could have served just as well as a diversion after a long horseback ride.†   (source)
  • He could lose himself in any sort of diversion, especially Choplifter.†   (source)
  • A raid on Giedi Prime—there are tactical advantages to such a diversion, Thufir.†   (source)
  • Realized there was no need for a diversion when the Capitol has provided so many.†   (source)
  • 'It's a simple matter of causing a diversion.†   (source)
  • If this was a diversion or a ploy, I had to be alert enough to see through it.†   (source)
  • What new legends had she and David created with their little diversion?†   (source)
  • The thing about a diversion is that it has to be diverting.†   (source)
  • He could toss it one way and move the other, creating a diversion.†   (source)
  • We create some big diversion to clear the ballroom—†   (source)
  • Artemis had needed this diversion for something.†   (source)
  • There was no bar in the hotel, no diversion that would satisfy his needs, whatever they were.†   (source)
  • I would gaze stony-faced into the distance, beyond such adolescent diversions.†   (source)
  • For diversion at moments like this, sudden moments when homesickness came without warning.†   (source)
  • I took advantage of his diversion, taking a furtive step back.†   (source)
  • If it comes, that attack will be no more than a diversion.†   (source)
  • Panic and diversion, eternal components for the human snare, lifelong allies in the springing trap.†   (source)
  • Lead them off to the west, causing a diversion so we can—".†   (source)
  • "Micah's in position for the diversion," he says.†   (source)
  • The result of a brief diversion during an assignment I had in Germany in 1969.†   (source)
  • Caleb and I will run to the lab, and Matthew, cause some kind of diversion.†   (source)
  • It didn't matter what kind of diversion Vee created; if the door was locked, I wasn't getting in.†   (source)
  • It was the beginning of his final diversion, the rest would be cold mathematics.†   (source)
  • He related this as if visiting members of the international press were a regular diversion for us.†   (source)
  • "You and Tradd take care of the diversion," Mark said, leading me by the elbow out into the galley.†   (source)
  • If the Scab called Martyn led his army against the Southern Forest, could this army be a diversion?†   (source)
  • But Thomas knew that, today, whoever was part of the diversion might not escape.†   (source)
  • Diversion or not, if he failed here, it made no difference what happened at the Southern Forest.†   (source)
  • Uriah was standing right in front of one of the explosives they set off as diversions.†   (source)
  • And we know I'm really good at diversions.†   (source)
  • Although perhaps a touch exhibitionistic, it seemed a fairly harmless diversion.†   (source)
  • A diversion comes alongand what do we do?†   (source)
  • I began leaning on Manny to wind up his diversion and turn the controls over to me.†   (source)
  • At least this was true when I first witnessed her new-found diversion.†   (source)
  • But your mother kept pestering him nonstop, 'It's a trap, it's a diversion, blah, blah, blah: She wanted to come back herself, but Zeus was not going to let his number one strategist leave his side while we're battling Typhon.†   (source)
  • You just drop one surreptitiously and it'll run off and make a nice loud noise out of sight, giving you a diversion if you need one.†   (source)
  • She'd heard the story of Yaha Uta's first victory, and knew that his brother's diversion had saved him.†   (source)
  • As a system, it avoids the diversion of energies into unproductive channels, and short-circuits malaise.†   (source)
  • A diversion?†   (source)
  • I didn't want her saying anything bad about Dr. Jordan, as on the whole he has been very kind to me, and is also a considerable diversion in my life of monotony and toil.†   (source)
  • "We need a diversion," Annabeth said.†   (source)
  • For my seventeen-year-old brother, romance was an entirely new experience and a wonderful diversion from the ghastliness of ghetto life.†   (source)
  • That's a diversion.†   (source)
  • She shook her head, fast and jerky, fighting his diversions, and tried to duck around him, but he was in place to block her as soon as she'd thought of the plan.†   (source)
  • She'd exhausted all means of diversion and was about to go back to her brother's house when her phone rang again.†   (source)
  • Even my test mission to track Day must've been a diversion to distract me while they tossed out any remaining evidence.†   (source)
  • WRONSKI DEFENSIVE FEINT — DANGEROUS SEEKER DIVERSION read the shining purple lettering across his lenses.†   (source)
  • "I will try to teach you what I can, but please don't make me think about you sacrificing yourself as a diversion—" He choked, and didn't finish.†   (source)
  • And when there wasn't work to do, while his crewmates got stoned and took each other's money playing cards, he found a different diversion: he would go to the small pool onboard the ship and tie a rope around his waist.†   (source)
  • Cool your sorrow—we've the diversions for it; three things there are that ease the heart—water, green grass, and the beauty of woman.†   (source)
  • He was halfway along the corridor outside when he heard the unmistake-able sounds of a diversion going off in the distance.†   (source)
  • Our existence is therefore neither more nor less than a kind of birthday diversion for Hilde Mailer Knag.†   (source)
  • A diversion?†   (source)
  • Yes, but still,' said Hermione, with an air of explaining something very simple to somebody very obtuse, 'even if you do cause a diversion, how is Harry supposed to talk to him?†   (source)
  • Since Mohammed's death, Mahmoud had been impatient, irritable, and so the kids had tried to find diversions outside their grieving home.†   (source)
  • Feyd-Rautha's mouth made a soundless "Oh-h-h-h. We've arranged diversions at the Residency," Piter said.†   (source)
  • We have good reason to believe that we have merely been invented by Hilde's father as a kind of birthday diversion for the major's daughter from Lillesand.†   (source)
  • They exchanged a look of great surprise, but Harry did not have time to feel awkward or embarrassed; his knees were becoming sorer by the second and he guessed five minutes had already passed from the start of the diversion; George had only guaranteed him twenty.†   (source)
  • that some time during the next summer holidays he would have a chance to ask Sirius about the scene he had witnessed in the Pensieve...nothing, except that the thought of taking this sensible course of action made him feel as though a lead weight had dropped into his stomach...and then there was the matter of Fred and George, whose diversion was already planned, not to mention the knife Sirius had given him, which was currently residing in his schoolbag along with his father's old Invisibility Cloak.†   (source)
  • Diversion!†   (source)
  • "Let no trifling diversion or amusement or company decoy you from your books," he lectured himself in his diary, "i. e., let no girl, no gun, no cards, no flutes, no violins, no dress, no tobacco, no laziness decoy you from your books.†   (source)
  • The wand was a diversion, I thought.†   (source)
  • For these were the only two subjects of my inquiry, and I found John's diversions annoying and entirely self-centered, which should not have surprised me one bit.†   (source)
  • I go for the diversion.†   (source)
  • No matter where they looked, it was great—an interruption of school routine, a diversion in the deadly order of the day.†   (source)
  • They would be the diversion.†   (source)
  • And come the morrow, I will find whoever planned this little diversion and arrange for a different sort of thanks.†   (source)
  • Will sprinted off—which was possibly the stupidest diversion Nico could imagine—and six of the guards chased after him.†   (source)
  • A diversion.†   (source)
  • I think a diversion could be created, or perhaps because of the way spectators are being let to come and go through the jail, we could simply walk them right out under pretense of their daily exercises and spirit them away.†   (source)
  • By August the River Guard missed the north with a passion unique to those who have been confined in a stone fortress in Sicily for most of the summer, with long and strenuous hill patrols their prime diversion, and only half a dozen moments of unexpected excitement.†   (source)
  • A diversion, a magnet, a trap ...the flares-part of the equipment he had brought with him to Manassas.†   (source)
  • He does not realize the attack is en echelon for a while; he thinks perhaps it is a diversion, and he will be hit on another flank.†   (source)
  • But Jace had wanted the oblivion of fighting, the harsh diversion of killing, and the distraction of injuries.†   (source)
  • This diversion from what I was upset about was almost more than I could bear, but I held on to my composure.†   (source)
  • In the excitement of the diversion, Drizzt moved calmly and stealthily away in a different direction.†   (source)
  • Thereafter dishes and diversions succeeded one another in a staggering profusion, buoyed along upon a flood of wine and ale.†   (source)
  • General Grant, with two brigades, was to make a "spirited" early-morning diversion close to the Narrows, striking at the enemy's right.†   (source)
  • The map showed what must have happened; the other two holes came up from small side tunnels, this tunnel was part of their main labyrinth — so the other two had been diversions and their main attack had come from here.†   (source)
  • She never knew when the diversion became a preoccupation and her blood frothed with the need to see him, and one night she awoke in terror because she saw him looking at her from the darkness at the foot of her bed.†   (source)
  • Would they figure that someone was trying a getaway from the hijackers or would they think that the hijackers themselves were attempting to get away or trying a diversion?†   (source)
  • When I hadn't been allowed to visit Mia in the ICU, Brooke had come to the hospital to try to create a diversion.†   (source)
  • But Washington worried that a landing on Long Island might be a diversion in advance of a full assault on New York.†   (source)
  • "There are easier ways to create a diversion," said Jace, "and it is unwise to antagonize the Fair Folk.†   (source)
  • Delta watched, instinctively knowing what the commando would do, knowing, too, that his diversion was about to take place.†   (source)
  • Chamberlain thought: diversion.†   (source)
  • Shawshe's a diversion, Sam.†   (source)
  • He considered all the things he did not know, how his schooling had been intense and narrow, with no diversions, no time to identify flowers and bushes.†   (source)
  • The activity inside was both the Jackal's diversion and his protection; he knew how to orchestrate both to his advantage.†   (source)
  • At best she had been an amusing diversion, someone on whom he had taken pity at a moment when he needed her and there was no-one better available.†   (source)
  • The Bible tells us that gardens preceded gardeners, but that was not the case at Pollsmoor, where I cultivated a garden that became one of my happiest diversions.†   (source)
  • The ogres twisted and managed to deflect the half-hearted throws, but the hurled weapons were merely a diversion.†   (source)
  • And he did not approve of foolishness like Miro's fondness for Presley's music or other American diversions: those television cartoons, for instance, that Miro lost himself in every Saturday morning if a television set was at hand.†   (source)
  • "We need a diversion," I told Vee.†   (source)
  • Both were diversions.†   (source)
  • "Then we must create a diversion where we can isolate the targets," said Mario, his elbows on the table, his intelligent eyes on the count.†   (source)
  • 'You're my diversion, Major.†   (source)
  • Shawshe's a diversion.†   (source)
  • May be a diversion on that flank.†   (source)
  • Will it not be possible, my dear General, for our troops or such part of them as can act with advantage to make a diversion or something more at or about Trenton ?†   (source)
  • The diversion had its effect.†   (source)
  • I could create a diversion.†   (source)
  • The only way seemed to be a diversion.†   (source)
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