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divert
used in Fahrenheit 451

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Definition
to change the direction of something; or to distract someone's attention

or more rarely:  to change the purpose for which something is used — such as an army or funds
  • 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.
    p. 77.3
diverted = changed the direction of something or of someone's attention
There are no more uses of "divert" in Fahrenheit 451.

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