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Sample sentences for the GRE study word diversion

diversion can be used as a noun

1.Criminal diversion I think that yes. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
2.My walk home was lengthened by a diversion in the direction of the kirk. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
3.Thereto I willingly agree, If the diversion pleasant be. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
4.His humor is not mere funniness and diversion he is a humorist in the fundamental and large sense, as are Cervantes, Rabelais, and Mark Twain. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
5.As far as I can see, it will be your chief diversion hereafter unless Linton make amends for other losses and your provident parent appears to fancy he may. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6.some diversion All that I can anon I will you tell, Since he is gone the foule fiend him quel. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.A sign, in short, of some outbreak which is prodigious and near unless some diversion shall arise. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.A dandy who had lost his way and who lounged past the end of the street created a diversion Gavroche shouted to him-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.La Rochelle, deprived of the assistance of the English fleet and of the diversion promised by Buckingham, surrendered after a siege of a year. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
10.If his mate is averse to his diversions each goes his own way. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
11.On the other hand, one's preferences in the matter of diversions are born in him, part and parcel of his very being and remain so to the end of his life. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
12.Social affairs of an exclusive order where he wears his "best bib and tucker" and everybody else does the same, are amongst the favorite diversions of this type. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
13.The following are the things to be done occasionally as diversions or amusements. - from The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana
14.Public diversions have always been the objects of dread and hatred to all the fanatical promoters of those popular frenzies. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
15.A limited time should be devoted to diversions with Pithamardas, Vitas, and Vidushakas, and then should be taken the midday sleep. - from The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana
16.He fell into a deep melancholy, and neither went to see the opera, nor any of the other diversions of the Carnival nay, he was proof against the temptations of all the ladies. - from Candide by Voltaire
17.The gaiety and good humour which those diversions inspire, were altogether inconsistent with that temper of mind which was fittest for their purpose, or which they could best work upon. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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