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divert
used in Lonesome Dove

2 uses
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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
  • Newt had not expected the jump and lost both stirrups, but fortunately diverted the heifers so that they turned back into the main herd.
    Chapters 25-25 (51% in)
  • He had been watching Clara and didn't enjoy having to divert his attention to a wiggly baby.
    Chapters 87-88 (31% in)

There are no more uses of "divert" in Lonesome Dove.

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