- He wasn't even doing experiments which might have diverted the Group—causing bacterial colonies to cloud liquids, or making things change color.Chapter 24 (40% in)
- Ross McGurk had bought the Institute not only to glorify himself but to divert Capitola and keep her itching fingers out of his shipping and mining and lumber interests, which would not too well have borne the investigations of a Great White Uplifter.Chapter 27 (10% in)
- Now he was diverted by what he considered its foreignness: the lofty walls of wood painted a watery blue, the wide furnitureless spaces, the bougainvillaea at the window, and in the courtyard the merciless heat and rattling metallic leaves of palmettoes.Chapter 33 (39% in)
- Martin, it's too infinitely diverting to find you becoming a fanatic, and all the while trying to wriggle out of being a fanatic.Chapter 40 (87% in)
There are no more uses of "divert" in Arrowsmith.
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