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 Meanings and Examples of DEFLECT
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deflect
 v.  turn aside; draw someone's attention away from something
Classic Sentence:
1  Those performances which had been witnessed by his fellows marched now in wide purple and gold, having various deflections.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
2  Through the bars of the prison, through the sleep haze that deflected them, blunt arrows bruised her; of love, then of hate.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
3  Wathier's column alone had suffered in the disaster; Delort's column, which Ney had deflected to the left, as though he had a presentiment of an ambush, had arrived whole.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
Example Sentence:
1  He raised his arm to try to deflect the blow.
2  She tried to deflect me from my purpose but with no success.
3  No one believed that his life was saved because his cigarette case could deflect the bullet.
4  The bullet struck a wall and was deflected from its course.
5  The ball deflected off Reid's body into the goal.
6  The missile deflected from its trajectory.
7  The crowd cheered as the goalkeeper deflected the shot.
8  Looking as frail as eggshells, she deflected questions with a hint of asperity, as any woman of her upbringing might have done.