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 n.  difference; deviation; separation; the act of moving away in different direction
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever shrewd men and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  There was a reasonably good path now, mostly on the edge of the river, with a divergence here and there where a dike came, with a miniature windmill on it and a muddy sluice-gate.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
3  I hear Mrs. Trenor wants to build out a new ball-room, and that divergence from Gus on that point keeps her at Bellomont.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
4  Mrs. Fisher's unconventionality was, after all, a merely superficial divergence from an inherited social creed, while the manners of the Gormer circle represented their first attempt to formulate such a creed for themselves.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
5  When the lad ended she began, precisely in the same words, and ranted on without hitch or divergence till she too reached the end.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
6  That was one point of divergence.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 8 Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil
7  Miss Vye was not to be seen by anybody just then; and the reddleman waited in the window-bench of the kitchen, his hands hanging across his divergent knees, and his cap hanging from his hands.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
8  To-day the two groups of Negroes, the one in the North, the other in the South, represent these divergent ethical tendencies, the first tending toward radicalism, the other toward hypocritical compromise.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
9  One or two promised; and Christian, diverging from his direct path, turned round to the right with his companions towards the Quiet Woman.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
10  By diverging a little I can make my way home the same as yours.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
11  But he felt less and less hopeful with each failure, and presently began to turn off into diverging avenues at sheer random, in desperate hope of finding the one that was wanted.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
12  Shtcherbatsky moved away from them, and Kitty, going up to a card table, sat down, and, taking up the chalk, began drawing diverging circles over the new green cloth.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 13
13  That was the first time the twins' interest had ever diverged, and Brent was resentful of his brother's attentions to a girl who seemed to him not at all remarkable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
14  Ship and boat diverged; the cold, damp night breeze blew between; a screaming gull flew overhead; the two hulls wildly rolled; we gave three heavy-hearted cheers, and blindly plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
15  Aye, aye, I thought as much," soliloquized Stubb, when the boats diverged, "as soon as I clapt eye on 'em, I thought so.'
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
Example Sentence:
1  An angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines.
2  A divergent bundle of electrons passing through the coil is focused to a point.
3  Since graduating from medical school, the two doctors have taken divergent paths, one going on to become a nationally prominent surgeon, the other dedicating himself to a small family practice in his home town.
4  His style of interior decoration was eclectic: bits and pieces of furnishings from widely divergent periods, strikingly juxtaposed to create a unique decor.
5  People of different ages have very divergent working styles, priorities, and needs; but how can your business accommodate these unique needs, while still enabling effective collaboration and productivity?
6  Global growth rates are diverging markedly.
7  The two species diverged millions of years ago.
8  We went through school and college together, but then our paths diverged.
9  Needless to say, theory and practice sometimes diverged.
10  Many species have diverged from a single ancestor.
11  The parallel lines appear to diverge.
12  This is where our opinions diverge from each other.
13  The recollection cannot diverge, looks like the shadow to remain.
14  The spokes of the wheel diverge from the hub.