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diversion
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

5 uses
  • He was usually a great glutton, and I promised myself some diversion in half starving him.
  • I drest plainly; I was seen at no places of idle diversion.
  • He was very proud, dress'd like a gentleman, liv'd expensively, took much diversion and pleasure abroad, ran in debt, and neglected his business; upon which, all business left him; and, finding nothing to do, he followed Keimer to Barbadoes, taking the printing-house with him.
  • Music or diversion, Question.
  • He had been brought up to it from a boy, his father, as I have heard, accustoming his children to dispute with one another for his diversion, while sitting at table after dinner; but I think the practice was not wise; for, in the course of my observation, these disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs.

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