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diversion
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
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Definition
a distraction from something more important

or:

an activity done for fun

or:

the process of changing course, or the use or purpose of something
  • Tell her, her husband wants liveliness, diversion: put her on amusing tactics.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (65% in)
  • He trusted that he should make the best return, if return were possible, by showing the effectiveness of the education for which he was indebted, and by ceasing in future to need any diversion towards himself of funds on which others might have a better claim.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (69% in)

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