How to use Divert in a sentence
The only effect of these reverses was to divert them elsewhere.
She eagerly latched on to his comment, hoping to divert her own mind to something less disturbing.
The revolt of Liege and Dinant intervened to divert his attention from the affairs of France.
A diminished supply of water at the root is requisite, so as to check energy of growth, or rather to divert it from leaf-making.
Charles de Lesseps, a victim offered to the fury of the politicians, tried to divert the storm upon his head and prevent it from reaching his father.Advertisement
But neither earthquakes nor the plague, to which it was also peculiarly liable, could divert trade and prosperity from it.
In order to divert the attention of Chanda Sahib and his French auxiliaries from the siege of Trichinopoly, Clive suggested an attack upon Arcot and offered to command the expedition.
The works rendered it necessary to divert the influx of the Grange from the Carron to the Forth.
Nicholas sighed, bit his mustache, and laid out the cards for a patience, trying to divert his mother's attention to another topic.
A small child may be given a toy to divert attention.Advertisement
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Carmen shifted Natalie to one hip and gulped a sob as she tried to divert the flow of tears so that she could see.
On the northern frontier of the empire he kept the Avars in check by inducing the Serbs to migrate from the Carpathians to the Balkan lands so as to divert the attention of the Avars.
The solution will be to divert the canal through an existing road culvert.
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Footpaths The council is seeking clarification of how the Test Way will be affected by a proposal to divert the footpath at Gavelacre.
In addition, if a woman's body is malnourished, it will divert energy and vitamins to help the baby grow.
When counting french numbers, the cases of seventy (70) and ninety (90) divert from the norm.
The stated intentions of the new owner were to divert the public footpath.
A red herring pulled across the trail could divert the hounds onto a false path.Advertisement
Spring tournament season of Charles Murray divert the surplus for months.
Right away that way into certain divert the surplus.
Forthcoming EU directives will very shortly require Wales to divert large quantities of waste away from landfill.
These trace metals can divert natural detoxification pathways of superoxide radicals into much more damaging radicals.
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Don't allow the conversation to escalate by trying to convince the customer that they are mistaken or by trying to divert responsibility for the situation back to the customer.
Maecenas endeavoured also to divert the less masculine genius of Propertius from harping continually on his love to themes of public interest.
Justinian also endeavoured, through the Christian prince of Abyssinia, to divert the trade from the Persian route along which silk was then brought into the east of Europe.
The" Vindictive,"supported by two auxiliary vessels" Iris II."and" Daffodil,"was to assault the mole on its outer and western side and by creating an impression that this was the main operation, divert the enemy's fire from the blocking ships.
Under his severe but beneficent rule, Germany enjoyed, a period of internal quiet such as she had probably never experienced before, but even Henry could not permanently divert from its course the main political tendency of the age, the desire of the great feudal lords for independence.
A small obstruction may divert the stream from one side to the other.
He also took pleasure in smoking a pipe of tobacco; or, when he had a mind to divert himself somewhat longer, he looked for some spiders and made them fight together, or he threw some flies into the cobweb, and was so well pleased with the result of that battle that he would sometimes break into laughter" (Colerus).
He telegraphed for reliefs from every available quarter, fortunately being able to divert the troops then on their way to China.
New structures and projects can divert attention away from day-to-day services.
Brush Key gets its name because Dutch engineers used brushwood to divert the mouth of the river out to sea.
The EU landfill directive aims to divert wastes from landfills and will also influence the increase in the number of incinerators.
That people are compelled to divert resources in this way is surely a moral obscenity.
Using electrostatic deflexion to divert and collect cells with one or more fluorescent labels enables defined subpopulations to be sorted.
Chicheley, by appointing a jubilee to be held at Canterbury in 1420, " of ter the manner of the Jubilee ordained by the Popes," threatened to divert the profits from pilgrims from Rome to Canterbury.
And in January 1902, reversing the policy which had its inception in the encyclical, Rerum novarum, of 1891, and had further been developed ten years later in a letter to the Italian bishops entitled Graves de communi, the "Sacred Congregation of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs" issued instructions concerning "Christian Democracy in Italy," directing that the popular Christian movement, which embraced in its programme a number of social reforms, such as factory laws for children, old-age pensions, a minimum wage in agricultural industries, an eight-hours' day, the revival of trade gilds, and the encouragement of Sunday rest, should divert its attention from all such things as savoured of novelty and devote its energies to the restoration of the temporal power.
Here the width of the tributary valley forces the main channel to divert from the main valley side.
Or, if you are vacationing in some of the most popular spots like Florida or California or on the East Coast, then divert a couple of hours to enjoy a discounted shopping experience.
It may help divert him from scratching the floor near his water bowl.
Here are some toy suggestions you can use to divert your dog from destructive behavior.
When people are afraid, their bodies divert blood and oxygen from non-essential defense organs to large muscle groups in their extremities.
Delay in the surgery leads to the frequent need to divert the urine into the bowel because the partially repaired bladder cannot control the flow.
Job skills training and meaningful employment opportunities will divert many youth from the path to gang membership.
Wavy hair is much easier to manage when layers help divert the weight and remove bulk where needed.
Conrad, related by marriage to Manuel, decided in favour of the land route, which Manuel desired because it brought the Crusade more under his direction, and because, if the route by sea were followed, Roger of Sicily might be able to divert the crusading ships against Constantinople.
But neither the British nor the French could afford to divert great military resources from the main theatre of war in western Europe to the Aegean, and so the struggle for the Straits ended in mortifying discomfiture for the Allies.
With this object, during Charles XII.'s stay at Altranstadt (1706-1707), he tried to divert the king's attention to the Holstein question, and six years later, when the Swedish commander, Magnus Stenbock, crossed the Elbe, Gertz rendered him as much assistance as was compatible with not openly breaking with Denmark, even going so far as to surrender the fortress of Tenning to the Swedes.
Immigration is on a small scale (1024 in 1908), but tends to increase; it is encouraged by the government, which seeks to divert to Paraguay some portion of the Italian labour immigrant into Brazil and Argentina.
Successive actions at law resulted in the ruling that it was not within the competence of the founder to divert any portion of the revenues of his foundation to the use of others than the members thereof, as specified in the letters patent.
It is also fortunate for him that in three parts out of the four he should have entirely missed "the chief end I propose to myself, to vex the world rather than divert it."
The Norman line of Sicilian kings might be extinct; their policy lived after them in their Hohenstaufen successors, and that policy, as it had helped to divert the Fourth Crusade to the old Norman objective of Constantinople, helped still more to give the Sixth Crusade its secular, diplomatic, non-religious aspect.
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Theobald of Champagne had taken the cross as early as 1230, and 1239 he sailed to Acre in spite of the express prohibition of the pope, who, having quarrelled with Frederick II., was eager to divert any succour from Jerusalem itself, so long as Jerusalem belonged to his enemy.
The loose atheistical wits at Will's might write such stuff to divert the painted Jezebels of the court; but did it become a minister of the gospel to copy the evil fashions of the world?
When, however, a company desires to construct a line on a commercial scale, to acquire land compulsorily, to divert rivers and streams, to cross roads either on the level or by means of bridges, to pass near houses, to build tunnels or viaducts, and to execute all the other works incidental to a.
An attempt to divert some of the revenues of the Irish Church led in the autumn to serious differences of opinion in the cabinet; the king, as tenacious as his father of the exact obligations of his coronation oath, dismissed the ministry, and called the Tories to office under Sir Robert Peel and the duke of Wellington.
The king of Prussia had some reason to complain of the sudden desertion of his ally, but there is no evidence whatever to substantiate his accusation that Bute had endeavoured to divert the tsar later from his alliance with Prussia, or that he had treacherously in his negotiations with Vienna held out to that court hopes of territorial compensation in Silesia as the price of the abandonment of France; while the charge brought against Bute in 1765 of having taken bribes to conclude the peace, subsequently after investigation pronounced frivolous by parliament, may safely be ignored.
Although on the present occasion Simonich ostensibly aided the British charg daffaires MNeill, who had succeeded Ellis in 1836, no argument was of any avail to divert the monarch from his purpose.
On the one hand, there were grounds for believing that the Clericals and Conservatives in both countries were acting together; and, on the other, it was expected that President Castro of Venezuela would not be sorry to unite his own countrymen, and to divert their attention from internal affairs, by a war against Colombia.