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  • Corn was diverted for production of ethanol.
    diverted = used for another purpose
  • Gasoline tax revenues were diverted from transportation to the general fund.
  • The ambulance was diverted to another hospital because of overcrowding in the emergency room at the closest one.
    diverted = sent to a different location
  • Flights were diverted from Denver to Colorado Springs because of the weather.
  • Traffic was diverted to another road because of the accident.
    diverted = sent in a different location
  • It was the reward of two hours of walking aimlessly around a hardware store to divert suspicion.   (source)
    divert = turn away
  • Both street and air traffic had been diverted from the usually choked avenue, and the media was thronged like a busy parade across the wide street.   (source)
    diverted = turned in a different direction
  • Juan Tomas went out among the neighbours to divert their suspicions, and he gave them theories and ideas of what had happened to Kino and to Juana and to the baby.   (source)
    divert = turn in a different direction
  • The noise was unbelievable, yet I seemed to be the only person who heard it, who couldn't divert her attention from the rustle of turning pages and the scratch of pencils on paper.   (source)
  • People later said that some of this money had been diverted to finance a plot to bomb planes traveling from Britain to the US.   (source)
    diverted = put to another use than that originally intended
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  • For more than two years the canal inadvertently diverted virtually all of the river's prodigious flow into the Salton sink.   (source)
    diverted = changed the direction of
  • What if another Griever got Alby after I diverted the one chasing me?   (source)
    diverted = turned in a different direction
  • Wooden sawhorses blocked the road at each end of the Radley lot, straw was put down on the sidewalk, traffic was diverted to the back street.   (source)
    diverted = turned (in a different direction)
  • The princess diverted the flames to either side of her and, wielding the white crystal scepter, scattered the jabberwocky into countless particles of energy.   (source)
    diverted = changed the direction of
  • He diverted the waterfall straight into the giant's face.   (source)
  • We merely want to divert the bus from its course for a few minutes.   (source)
    divert = change the direction
  • If neither one gets through, we have shots farther back which can be diverted--for example easy to shift targets among Delaware-Bay-Chesapeake-Bay group.   (source)
    diverted = put to another use than that originally intended
  • ...and wishing, though it were only for a second, to divert the vision's stony gaze from himself.   (source)
    divert = turn
  • Admiration was the universal sentiment, though some objected that the reply to "Is it a bear?" ought to have been "Yes;" inasmuch as an answer in the negative was sufficient to have diverted their thoughts from Mr. Scrooge, supposing they had ever had any tendency that way.   (source)
    diverted = turned
  • But I endeavoured to divert him from this design, by many arguments drawn from the topics of policy as well as justice;   (source)
    divert = turn (change direction of)
  • This diverted the pain from deep inside his brain, where he couldn't reach it, to a pain outside that he had control over.   (source)
    diverted = re-routed (moved)
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  • I tried to divert her attention.
  • But may I not venture to suggest that you will find my idea of sport more diverting than Ivan's?   (source)
    diverting = entertaining
  • The boys I find not nearly so diverting.   (source)
  • No one was diverted from the issue by this try at a funny French pronunciation.   (source)
    diverted = distracted
  •   "Ooh, look at that," she said, pointing at a woman wiggling as she walked so as to keep a large hoop swinging round and round her waist.
      "That looks diverting."   (source)
    diverting = entertaining
  • Before she could ask what he meant, she was diverted by the sight of Nat Eaton swinging along the deck in their direction.   (source)
    diverted = distracted
  • Montag had only a glimpse, before Faber, seeing Montag's attention diverted, turned quickly and shut the bedroom door and stood holding the knob with a trembling hand.   (source)
  • I have explained that you can weaken his prayers by diverting his attention from...   (source)
    diverting = distracting
  • "Second," he said loudly, ignoring me, "try to divert them by mentioning anything about your therapist."   (source)
    divert = distract
  • In some degree, also, they diverted my mind from the thoughts over which it had brooded for the last month.   (source)
    diverted = distracted
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  • Some of my comrades groaned, and my own mind began to grow watchful with anxious thoughts, when a strange sight suddenly attracted our attention and diverted our solicitude from our own situation.   (source)
  • Well, people need stories to divert them at difficult times like this.   (source)
    divert = distract or entertain
  • She had set off the fireworks in the elevator to divert suspicion from the real bomber.   (source)
    divert = distract
  • It was only a tiny disturbance anyway--not strong enough to divert her from the ambition welling in her now:   (source)
  • I understood him to mean if we were to take advantage of their coming to divert if possible the thoughts of the unhappy husband and wife from each other and from themselves.   (source)
  • Thus Elizabeth endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy subjects.   (source)
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  • Brought me up, I corrected, to divert Richard's attention away from the thought of Laura.†   (source)
  • Real training meant watching, listening, diverting a dog's exuberance, not suppressing it.†   (source)
  • It was open and unfinished—the tiny trickle of water that was supposed to be diverted from the White River was instead dripping down into it, two stories below us.†   (source)
  • The software for accomplishing these is still being developed, but these 'miracles' will create a mood sufficient to divert human scientific thought onto the wrong path.†   (source)
  • —and Bangladesh will be hit hard if China diverts the Brahmaputra.†   (source)
  • When Sofia had selected the composition, the Count had attempted to signal his concerns diplomatically, by referring to the piece as "pleasant" and "quite diverting"; and then he had kept his peace.†   (source)
  • He was only too pleased to be diverted by the hilarious anecdotes his father's comrade related about his five-year-old grandson, Rudi.†   (source)
  • Thomas, when he should've been wettin' his pants, took control, defied all laws of physics and gravity to get Alby up onto that wall, diverted the Grievers away from him, beat one off, found—"†   (source)
  • As Woody got closer, his attention was diverted from Wes's left hand to his right, where he held a long-bladed knife.†   (source)
  • He respectfully diverted his eyes from the box and tried to figure out his next move.†   (source)
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  • I watched him until he crossed in front of Aspen, and then my attention was diverted.†   (source)
  • Bagman opened his mouth to ask Harry something, but Percy diverted him.†   (source)
  • He took advantage of Miss Borrows's willingness to be diverted from the subjects of Grammar and Composition to the subject of anything else at all to ask her about money—how exactly it worked, how one used it to get things one wanted.†   (source)
  • He squirmed and kicked in his father's arms, called for his sister, until his attention was diverted by an organ-grinder's monkey across the street.†   (source)
  • But that evening, with Will's words still echoing around my head, I found myself diverting into the library.†   (source)
  • "You see," Mr. Benedict began again, "although most people care about the truth, they can nonetheless — under certain circumstances, and given proper persuasion — be diverted from it.†   (source)
  • Lawton had effectively rebuilt his case around the surviving pieces of physical evidence, diverting attention from the embarrassment of the bagged hands.†   (source)
  • Their train had been diverted to Auschwitz.†   (source)
  • The war's been intense lately, and with several decades of infrastructure funding diverted to supplying the warfront, I don't know if these buildings would hold up well in another earthquake.†   (source)
  • Who cares if he "knew"—exactly, or inexactly—that money raised by secret arms sales to Iran was being diverted to the support of the Nicaraguan rebels?†   (source)
  • Etienne diverts himself with fantasies of escape.†   (source)
  • It was thought, perception, sensations that interested her, the conscious mind as a river through time, and how to represent its onward roll, as well as all the tributaries that would swell it, and the obstacles that would divert it.†   (source)
  • The dough wasn't yet over the top of the pan where she'd put it to rest, but it was an ideal pretext to divert Chencha's attention onto another topic.†   (source)
  • The android's light dimmed as its power source was diverted.†   (source)
  • Tie picks up his cup and diverts his eyes from mine.†   (source)
  • He wants you to divert the quest to this mountain, right?†   (source)
  • Resources are diverted.†   (source)
  • There was talk of sending you to another district to divert the Capitol's attention while the rescue takes place.†   (source)
  • He would succeed in the same way that a river always reaches the sea no matter what tries to dam or divert it.†   (source)
  • The thing about a diversion is that it has to be diverting.†   (source)
  • They had been flying against bad headwinds most of the way, the weather over Denver had worsened suddenly and unexpectedly, and now it was just a little late to divert for someplace where the weather was better.†   (source)
  • Jacob diverted his gaze to the floor.†   (source)
  • He was diverted from his discomfort by a commotion in the hall.†   (source)
  • Into the restaurant they'll run screaming, the poor fox running for his life but the monkeys all too easily diverted by the sight of some fresh fruit.†   (source)
  • Perhaps Six has done something to divert its attention.†   (source)
  • Coach O had made him start Michael Oher; but in the middle of the second quarter, when Coach O's attention was diverted, he'd have an upperclassman tap Michael on the shoulder and quietly inform him he was being replaced.†   (source)
  • When Laura pleads with her mother to cancel the party because of the carter's death, Mrs. Sheridan diverts her with a gift of a new hat.†   (source)
  • We made the illegal trip at night and without headlights: the food had been diverted from a shipment headed for Germany.†   (source)
  • To divert him, I asked a question that I needed answered anyway.†   (source)
  • Hiro raises the tip and slaps at the spear with the side of the blade, diverting it just enough; it goes into a slow sideways spin, the point missing Hiro just barely and entangling itself in a vine on Hiro's right.†   (source)
  • Other McDonald's executives opposed the idea, worried that Western World would divert funds from the restaurant business and lose millions.†   (source)
  • Meggie quickly lowered her head, and before the Magpie could give this observation more thought Fenoglio diverted her attention.†   (source)
  • They had to put their hands over their mouths when they spoke, to divert their polluted breath away from those whom they addressed.†   (source)
  • But Nick and Josh's entry diverted Perry's attention.†   (source)
  • Wow, he's like a crazy roommate," Clary observed, momentarily diverted.†   (source)
  • This present trip represents, after all, a rare opportunity for me to savour to the full the many splendours of the English countryside, and I know I shall greatly regret it later if I allow myself to become unduly diverted.†   (source)
  • I remembered something and dug into my pocket, glad for an excuse to divert the conversation.†   (source)
  • I'm grateful for his attempt to divert everyone's attention from me, but it doesn't work.†   (source)
  • They but diverted it to give us time to save the equipment.†   (source)
  • I knew my direction—I wanted to be a doctor, and nothing would divert me or stand in the way.†   (source)
  • Black eyes, wild with their fierce craving for my death, watched for the moment when my protector's attention would be diverted.†   (source)
  • Up ahead the road was barricaded and a police officer was diverting traffic away from the hotel.†   (source)
  • He hoped that the elements would not divert the jurors from the crucial and difficult matters at hand.†   (source)
  • At last their teeth were on edge, and the boys diverted themselves by pelting the girls with the grapes.†   (source)
  • So the old man stood silent for a bit and the officer let him, as cars were diverted and told to go some other way, and as rich neighbors who had bought their properties more recently sat at their front windows and stared, and in the end the old man asked how he could help.†   (source)
  • To divert ourselves, Mate and I began moving the contents of our old purses into our new ones.†   (source)
  • Duntz, not to be diverted, reminds him, "Hickock had the knife.†   (source)
  • The evidence will show that when he arrived at the school, he set up this bomb in Matt Royston's car to divert attention away from himself.†   (source)
  • It became a habit, using Dorothy to divert attention from himself and his house.†   (source)
  • Finally we diverted to a side area for prayer.†   (source)
  • I was anxious not to be diverted from my talks with the government, so I was pleased with his diagnosis.†   (source)
  • Her attention was diverted from them by the appearance of Johnnie herself just inside a window.†   (source)
  • He cajoled the children, diverted them, a master of that kind of thing, a superb actor.†   (source)
  • I said rather mildly that most of the women were really bored and perhaps not so well educated and that they did indeed divert themselves with foolish things.†   (source)
  • Plus you are diverting them.†   (source)
  • Just before it reached the coast, it bumped against a rocky spur of the foothills and was diverted into the Hephestial range itself.†   (source)
  • Since becoming an officer on nuclear submarines he had learned a much more diverting game.†   (source)
  • He had been watching Clara and didn't enjoy having to divert his attention to a wiggly baby.†   (source)
  • Diverted accounts.†   (source)
  • I tried to divert the conversation away from Zhou Xiaoying.†   (source)
  • From this height, nurturing life and prosperity in each isolated settlement seemed simply a matter of drawing straight lines to divert water.†   (source)
  • Allison's attention was diverted to the kids, and she rushed toward Josie, who'd fallen and was already beginning to cry.†   (source)
  • He personally saw to it that the Navy planes were diverted before they caused any casualties.†   (source)
  • Sir Stephan galloped off and Uaaxee hurried away, diverted by new guests.†   (source)
  • Before I can fully absorb the humiliation of that thought, she diverts my attention.†   (source)
  • Glad to be diverted from having to talk about my own horrid parental issues, I looked up, smiling, at the sound of Sarah's tentative, nervous voice.†   (source)
  • But if he's wrong, then maybe we can divert his attentions away from the battle long enough to gain an advantage."†   (source)
  • Our attention was diverted by the swoosh of a long black limousine turning into the resort's pebbly driveway.†   (source)
  • From the factory the ladies would move on to the tearoom on the Plaza de Armas, where they would stop for tea and pastry and discuss the progress of their campaign, not for a moment letting this frivolous distraction divert them from their flaming ideals.†   (source)
  • After all, I suppose it did take a lot of courage to go over that target a second time with no other planes around to divert the antiaircraft fire.†   (source)
  • I was weak with sorrow, and too many times in the past I'd let myself be taken in—diverted, influenced, convinced—by Snow Flower.†   (source)
  • Cedric looks at him blankly, all energy diverted to internal processing: Covering.†   (source)
  • She first put a catheter through the urethra into the bladder to divert the urine away from the fistula to allow the wet, macerated tissues to dry and heal.†   (source)
  • Tom diverted his eyes.†   (source)
  • Angel yelled as he diverted down a narrow street on a shortcut back to 2a.†   (source)
  • You diverted the guns, you planned that mob, with Jen Shinnan.†   (source)
  • It was really diverting to see sailors and apples tumbling from the trees together.†   (source)
  • "What?" asked Gates, his attention diverted from the page.†   (source)
  • To divert suspicion from me.†   (source)
  • I told Elinor that I would go, since I needed some useful occupation to divert my mind.†   (source)
  • Diverted, Mercy slipped one hand into a baker's quilted mitten.†   (source)
  • I'll pull your walls down, and divert the Tumblestone over the ruins By the time I'm done no man will ever know that a castle once stood here."†   (source)
  • She diverted her thoughts to me.†   (source)
  • Many works now hanging in museums are clever forgeries–the stolen paintings in the newspapers are merely to divert Rowan's attention from other thefts that have gone undetected….†   (source)
  • Charlie found events in Athens more interesting once he discovered that the town was in the process of diverting its river.†   (source)
  • Traffic will be diverted.†   (source)
  • I did not and I diverted my eyes about the room.†   (source)
  • She would quickly divert them into the entrance of the frightening maze in the Nuwara Eliya Park and leave them there, lost, while she went off to steal flowers.†   (source)
  • They had diverted the stream for their gardens, and they had a sweeping view of the valley.†   (source)
  • If corruption can be proved, the psychology of human nature says that the other Senators will want to divert the public resentment from themselves.†   (source)
  • A call from within the cave diverted the cook's attention.†   (source)
  • I'd take all the money we're sending to the Middle East, where we're trying to pay people to be our friends, and divert it to Canada and earmark it to help raise ducks.†   (source)
  • Street traffic, such as it was in this area, had been diverted.†   (source)
  • We could divert enough capsules to move them all in twenty hours—dump them into Novylen and encourage half of them to go on to L-City.†   (source)
  • Zooey's attention, however, had been diverted.†   (source)
  • And even if we could divert it, somehow, it would overheat the ship.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless I did occasionally try to divert him by offering demonstrations of some of my scientific equipment.†   (source)
  • " If Old Chao was trying to divert her attention from his foot, he'd succeeded.†   (source)
  • The emigrants confused the gods by diverting their curses, misleading them with crooked streets and false names.†   (source)
  • Quite often the flood of history is undammed or diverted by the character and actions of one man.†   (source)
  • Existence becomes a grinding effort, guided by belly-hunger and the almost desperate need to divert awareness from the squalors to the pleasures, to lose oneself in sex or drink or dope or gut-religion or gluttony or the incoherence of falsity; and in some instances in the higher pleasures of music, art, literature, though these usually deepen perceptions rather than dull them, and can be unbearable; they present a world that is ordered, sane, disciplined to felicity, and the contrast…†   (source)
  • But all that vast transformation diverted you from the truth, and therefore helped to serve our purpose.†   (source)
  • Nathan went on and on divertingly about such matters.†   (source)
  • HELEN feels her bonnet, shakes her head darkly, and tugs to get it off KATE retains it with one hand, diverts HELEN by opening her other hand under her nose.†   (source)
  • The bush boy refused to be diverted.†   (source)
  • If either of us dared divert his attention for an instant, we could come into physical contact or one of us get the upper hand on the mental plane.†   (source)
  • Men were sent to meet the fugitives and to divert them to a village on the river Chilimka.†   (source)
  • But Calhoun, who once told a friend: "When I have made up my mind, it is not in the power of man to divert me," would not back down.†   (source)
  • He could not see her feet; she behaved a little like a wind-up toy on wheels, rolling into the corners and edges of objects and being diverted and sent on, but never out of the parlor.†   (source)
  • If I know suspicion is directed against myself, I can divert it.†   (source)
  • And that's pretty ingenious, to divert water from the gutter to her room.†   (source)
  • During the days he diverted himself with this pleasant foolishness.†   (source)
  • Their attention was diverted when Brom groaned and rolled onto his side.†   (source)
  • Luckily Artemis's attention was diverted by activity in the avenue.†   (source)
  • She sought to divert him, lowered her hands and said: "We'll find a place among the Fremen?†   (source)
  • I was halfway home before I realized Dorothy had diverted me from asking her out.†   (source)
  • Luke diverted his eyes to the mural of the sea on my wall.†   (source)
  • I turned to Irena and Aleksandr, trying to divert attention away from Sarah.†   (source)
  • Mark James stands at the front of the crowd, unable to divert his gaze away from it.†   (source)
  • This would only complicate his life, divert him in a time when he must concentrate on our survival.†   (source)
  • Don't try to divert my attention by trying to make a simple matter appear mysterious.†   (source)
  • This is a game to him, mildly diverting.†   (source)
  • I spoke quickly again to divert myself from the bleak memories.†   (source)
  • Hamilton, for his part, had no intention of diverting votes from Adams this time around.†   (source)
  • We must divert all our power to keeping down the Serpent.†   (source)
  • Roger, an officer I knew only marginally, was diverting traffic.†   (source)
  • If I divert my focus and energies to oppose Prusias …†   (source)
  • That was surprising at her age, but Theon found it diverting.†   (source)
  • Even if we diverted the canals, they would still have several springs and wells inside the city.†   (source)
  • You're making history while trying to divert attention.†   (source)
  • "Their chambers lie beyond this place, where the aqueduct's water was diverted for the games.†   (source)
  • Puller thought about this. lie had a short time to divert a possible catastrophe.†   (source)
  • He seemed ready to accuse me of J~ying, but I diverted his attention.†   (source)
  • His grin faded and he diverted his eyes.†   (source)
  • "Yes, and I'm the smoke-and-mirror act diverting their attention while he comes up with a plan."†   (source)
  • The drow was hoping to distract and anger the wizard to divert his fury away from the battlefield.†   (source)
  • Her attention was momentarily diverted when she observed several of the boys limping.†   (source)
  • I wasn't trying to change the subject, Mr. Conklin, only to divert it momentarily to make a point.†   (source)
  • Daenerys Targaryen is no silly child to be diverted by japes and tumbles.†   (source)
  • He quickly diverted the discussion back to Rachelle.†   (source)
  • David listened, but his attention was diverted by the high-pitched whine of the DC-4's engines.†   (source)
  • The two kings eyed each other sternly, neither blinking or diverting his glance for even a moment.†   (source)
  • We have been determined not to be diverted from our central concerns by mere irritants and fanatics.†   (source)
  • Thinking to divert Nathan again, she called, "It's wonderful about your experiment, darling.†   (source)
  • She turned to me, as if she had become diverted from her remembrance.†   (source)
  • I also left room for the possibility that they had adapted to this dynamic out of necessity, the quiet daughter eclipsed by the attention-diverting self-absorbed mother routine, that Madaline's narcissism was perhaps an act of kindness, of maternal protectiveness.†   (source)
  • Harry looked up, diverted.†   (source)
  • Langdon, his concentration having been masterfully diverted, tried to counter, but the pipe felt like a tree trunk in his hands.†   (source)
  • "But that murder was in the newspapers," said the Prime Minister, momentarily diverted from his anger.†   (source)
  • As soon as the train passed and the State Patrol cruiser diverted onto a side street, Edgar jumped into the back seat, and for the rest of the drive he'd held Tinder and Baboo in down-stays, ducking and hoping that Essay, up front with Henry, would look unremarkable.†   (source)
  • …they wove and ducked around him, unable to finish him — Bellatrix was still fighting too, fifty yards away from Voldemort, and like her master she dueled three at once: Hermione, Ginny and Luna, all battling their hardest, but Bellatrix was equal to them, and Harry's attention was diverted as a Killing Curse shot so close to Ginny that she missed death by an inch — He changed course, running at Bellatrix rather than Voldemort, but before he had gone a few steps he was knocked sideways.†   (source)
  • She diverted her thoughts from hospitals and special units and thought instead about the fact that she hadn't heard Tariq called by his full name since the two of them had enrolled in a Farsi winter course years back.†   (source)
  • When creating a new Burbclave, TMAWH Development Corporation will chop down any mountain ranges and divert the course of any mighty rivers that threaten to interrupt this street plan-ergonomically designed to encourage driving safety.†   (source)
  • In my fever haze I tried, unsuccessfully, to amuse or at least divert myself with thoughts of how very likely he was to show up at just the moment you didn't expect him.†   (source)
  • I'm terrified of what I saw happen today and how it'll affect me the nights that you aren't there to divert my thoughts.†   (source)
  • Turning now to Sophie, he gently took her hand, bowing his head slightly, breathing lightly on her fingers, and diverting his eyes.†   (source)
  • …, ' , in trouble when the snow started coming down, but long before that he had stopped in the Boulderado bar and tipped George twenty bucks to provide him with a second bottle of Dom, and he had drunk it rolling up I-70 into the Rockies under a sky the color of gunmetal, and somewhere east of the Eisenhower Tunnel he had diverted from the turnpike because the roads were bare and dry, the storm was sliding off to the south, what the hay, and also the goddam tunnel made him nervous.†   (source)
  • Fifteen years ago, the government had set aside all this money to clean up the White River by building more sewage retention pools and expanding this tunnel system that runs underneath downtown, diverting a creek called Pogue's Run.†   (source)
  • They denounced him for his "Parliamentary Cretinism" and accused him of "providing relief to the people and thereby blunting the People's Consciousness and diverting them from the Revolution."†   (source)
  • In his faded tartan bathrobe and brown leather slippers with the rundown heels, his hair all in sleep corkscrews and Alfalfa cowlicks, he looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way.†   (source)
  • "I know you like to gamble," Mama squabbles, diverting attention by pretending our real predicament is her naughty husband.†   (source)
  • It is not simply that one is unlikely to be able to meet the many demands of service at the higher levels while one's attentions are being diverted by such matters; more fundamentally, a butler who is forever attempting to formulate his own 'strong opinions' on his employer's affairs is bound to lack one quality essential in all good professionals: namely, loyalty.†   (source)
  • The New York Times appears to have reduced the Iran-contra affair to the single issue of whether or not President Reagan "knew" that profits from the secret arms sales to Iran were being diverted to support the Nicaraguan contras.†   (source)
  • A Middle Eastern group trying to claim responsibility for something beyond their scope, making noise, diverting us from where we should be focusing.†   (source)
  • As FOND AS MY dad was of Boris, I was constantly trying to divert his attention from the fact that Boris had basically moved into the house with us—which wasn't that difficult, as between the gambling and the drugs my dad was so distracted that he might not have noticed if I'd brought a bobcat to live in the upstairs bedroom.†   (source)
  • If I had to be philosophical, at least I'd been diverted from my dope mission: hadn't OD'd, wasn't vomiting in some garbage can, hadn't been ripped off or run in for trying to buy from an undercover cop "Potter."†   (source)
  • While Hawat's occupied with the Lady Jessica, we'll divert him further with uprisings in a few garrison towns and the like.†   (source)
  • And I wish to be diverted while you're clearing out that room and studying its secrets for me," the Baron rumbled.†   (source)
  • We're on the verge of attacking them—destroying the stupid Greeks once and for all—and they concoct this stupid errand to divert your attention.†   (source)
  • I was totally diverted.†   (source)
  • He swallowed and diverted his eyes.†   (source)
  • The aqueducts were diverted.†   (source)
  • Among my enemies, there are some who bore me, others who divert me, and still others who can even amuse me.†   (source)
  • Finally, trying to divert his thoughts from Murtagh, he asked,Who do you think has the means to take control of the Varden now that Ajihad and the Twins are gone?†   (source)
  • At least half a century old, the house was single storied with a tin roof; without gutters to divert runoff, the rain of a thousand storms had streaked the white paint with gray, On the porch were two weathered rockers angled toward each other.†   (source)
  • He longed to divert his path and to go pay his respects but dared not, for if Galbatorix had discovered the site, he would send his agents there to look for Eragon.†   (source)
  • Everything had to be precise within the reality he was creating so as to divert the curious from the reality that was.†   (source)
  • He found that in recent days the kids in class had a tendency to laugh at things that weren't really funny, simply because they seemed to be looking for something to divert them for a few moments, to prolong the roll call, prolong it until the R's were reached.†   (source)
  • Your mother diverted your path.†   (source)
  • When the Hamiathes Reservoir had been constructed, the river had been diverted to a new course and joined the Seperchia farther downstream.†   (source)
  • "That's twice," he growled, and I understood that the punch meant for me had been diverted by Ian's interference.†   (source)
  • We paid the money to him by means of a shortfall deposit into one account, the surplus diverted blindly into another.†   (source)
  • I divert my gaze out the driver's-side window and press the automatic unlock button, focusing on the injured garden gnome, who is staring back at me with his smug little grin.†   (source)
  • Because the country has few resources, some people might fear that allocated funds will be diverted during such a crisis, even if the national government has the unrestrained power of taxation.†   (source)
  • Finally, this could be an attempt to provoke or divert us, drawing our attention to this while they are preparing to spring a surprise somewhere else.†   (source)
  • Backups run about six hours, as long as we can see North America—and last backups can be placed anywhere on continent…. since farther out a load is when we divert it, farther we can shift it.†   (source)
  • When she was a child, a one-legged man by the name of Hargrove had taught her how to conceal her thoughts from telepaths and how to block and divert the stabbing lances of a mental attack.†   (source)
  • My lord, the guns could only have come from someone with sufficient authority to divert them and prevent their destruction.†   (source)
  • And, with so many imprisoned, the city was effectively crippled, forcing her to divert much-needed supplies from the main body of the Varden to keep the city from starving.†   (source)
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