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divert
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

7 uses
  • It is very diverting.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (95% in)
  • And the old invisible kill-joy might have had occasion to repent of her aggressions against the gypsy had their attention not been diverted at this moment by the procession of the Pope of the Fools, which, after having traversed many streets and squares, debouched on the Place de Grève, with all its torches and all its uproar.
    1.2.3 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 3 — Kisses for Blows (63% in)
  • These words, uttered in a tone of surprise and reproach, drew upon this unknown personage the attention of the archdeacon which, to tell the truth, had not been diverted from him a single moment since the stranger had set foot across the threshold of his cell.
    1.5.1 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 1 — Abbas Beati Martini (25% in)
  • Eustache, who, up to that moment had been diverted by a little carriage drawn by a large dog, which had just passed, suddenly perceived that his three conductresses were gazing at something through the window, and, curiosity taking possession of him in his turn, he climbed upon a stone post, elevated himself on tiptoe, and applied his fat, red face to the opening, shouting, "Mother, let me see too!"
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (88% in)
  • The beams, which cut the ceiling in parallel lines, diverted the eye with a thousand eccentric painted and gilded carvings.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (10% in)
  • Nevertheless, the naivete, the sweetness of the faces, the gayety of the attitudes and draperies, and that inexplicable charm which is mingled with all the defects, render the little figures very diverting and delicate, perchance, even too much so.
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (21% in)
  • You think that it is not diverting?
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (21% in)

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