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 Meanings and Examples of DEVIATE
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 v.  turn away from a principle, norm; depart; diverge
Classic Sentence:
1  Beauchamp wished to go in alone, but Albert observed that as this was an unusual circumstance he might be allowed to deviate from the usual etiquette in affairs of honor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
2  I had not, it seems, the originality to chalk out a new road to shame and destruction, but trode the old track with stupid exactness not to deviate an inch from the beaten centre.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
3  It will be a pleasure if we can so far deviate from our rules as to give the required information to his lordship.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
4  At this point I must reluctantly deviate to say that men of weight and high office are always a trifle ponderous when conversing with ladies.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
5  It is a law of nations from which they never deviate.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XI
6  Nature, according to her way, had made no deviation in the path he had marked out for himself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
7  Do not blame him, however, for departing from his character, where the deviation is necessary.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 15
8  I now related my history briefly but with firmness and precision, marking the dates with accuracy and never deviating into invective or exclamation.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
9  Rhett never deviated from his smooth, imperturbable manners, even in their most intimate moments.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER L
10  He did not think of doubting Freemasonry itself, but suspected that Russian Masonry had taken a wrong path and deviated from its original principles.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII
11  He was even pleased by failures, for failures resulting from deviations in practice from the theory only proved to him the accuracy of his theory.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  Richard did not deviate from his daily routine: every day he set off for work at eight o'clock, had his sack lunch at 12:15, and headed home at the stroke of five.
2  He predicted that gravitational interaction caused light from stars beyond the sun to deviate or swerve from a straight path as it passed the sun.
3  Miss Temple had always something of serenity in her air, of state in her mien, of refined propriety in her language, which precluded deviation into the ardent, the excited, and the eager.
4  The variance and the closely-related standard deviation are measures of how spread out a distribution is; in other words, they are measures of variability.
5  There must be no deviation from the normal procedure.
6  The plane deviated from its normal flight path.
7  Her speech deviated little from the official party line.
8  The plane deviated from its usual route.