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 Meanings and Examples of DIVERT
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divert
 v.  distract; withdraw money and move into a different location
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  They put their own grief into the background in order to divert her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
5  You bore me to distraction, said Scarlett coldly, hoping to annoy him and divert him from the ever- unfortunate subject of Ashley.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
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.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
9  The former was the tomahawk in its passage; the latter the arm that Magua darted forward to divert its aim.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
10  She was really hungry, so the chicken and tarts served to divert her attention for a time.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
11  Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  I had the good fortune to divert the emperor one day after a very extraordinary manner.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
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.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
Example Sentence:
1  To prevent flooding; we shall have to divert the river from its course.
2  The government is trying to divert more public funds from west to east.
3  The company should divert more resources into research.
4  The crime crackdown is an attempt to divert attention from social problems.
5  The UN Security Council should threaten sanctions against those who divert cocoa revenue into West African conflicts.
6  The ploy of finding a scapegoat is as old as mankind itself - when things become too difficult at home, divert attention to adventure abroad.
7  But some British environmental groups are pleased that they will allow the UK government to press ahead with plans to divert money into schemes which help bring wildlife back to the countryside.
8  They diverted the plane to another airport because of the weather.
9  The noise diverted our attention from the books.
10  Spanish authorities have prevented a major ecological disaster by diverting a flow of toxic spill away from one of Europe's leading national parks.