1 They put their own grief into the background in order to divert her.
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2 Frantically she cast about in her mind for some other topic of conversation which would not be so personal but which would divert Mr. O'Hara from the purpose of his trip.
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3 Scarlett and Melanie both were thinking of Ashley, as they always did when urgent tasks or the necessity of carrying on a conversation did not divert them.
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4 But she was so glad now to have someone to talk to, someone to divert her thoughts from Ashley, that she hastily put the memory from her mind.
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5 You bore me to distraction, said Scarlett coldly, hoping to annoy him and divert him from the ever- unfortunate subject of Ashley.
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6 Only the new friends came calling in their shining carriages, anxious to tell her of their sympathy, eager to divert her with gossip about other new friends in whom she was not at all interested.
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7 The protective instinct always nerved her to successful dissimulation, and it was not the first time she had used her beauty to divert attention from an inconvenient topic.
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8 Ashamed of his apprehensions, the young man turned toward the water, and strove to divert his attention to the mimic stars that dimly glimmered on its moving surface.
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9 The former was the tomahawk in its passage; the latter the arm that Magua darted forward to divert its aim.
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10 She was really hungry, so the chicken and tarts served to divert her attention for a time.
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11 Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.
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12 The day being wet, she could not divert herself with rambling about the park; so, at the conclusion of her morning studies, she resorted to the solace of the drawer.
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13 I had not courage to walk straight into the apartment; but I desired to divert him from his reverie, and therefore fell foul of the kitchen fire, stirred it, and began to scrape the cinders.
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14 I had the good fortune to divert the emperor one day after a very extraordinary manner.
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15 And here it may, perhaps, divert the curious reader, to give some account of my domestics, and my manner of living in this country, during a residence of nine months, and thirteen days.
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