Definitions of Deviating

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Usage examples for Deviating

  1. " Perhaps we are deviating from the chief issue," she countered. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  2. As material, existence became more complex, intellectual life partook of the same movement, and, without deviating much from the lines prescribed for it by the learned and the scribes of the Memphite age, literature had become in the mean time larger, more complicated, more exacting, and more difficult to grapple with and to master. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  3. It demands that He should strike out new paths towards new objects, and be supremely original without deviating from what is truly sane and human, for any selfish or cruel or unwholesome joy. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  4. Still influenced by the kindness of the Polish Queen, he returned to Warsaw, deviating somewhat from the way, however, in order to assist the Emperor of Germany against the Turks. – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram
  5. This kind of imperfect definition, however, takes its rise from the same cause as the other, namely, the willingness to accept as a definition anything which, whether it expounds the meaning of the name or not, enables us to discriminate the things denoted by the name from all other things, and consequently to employ the term in predication without deviating from established usage. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  6. They were inadvertently deviating into that distant, solitary region of themselves where negative and defunct memories continually reverberated against bluffs of the mind as faint, unresponsive echoes. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  7. Several of the sledges had already left the island, and were flying at full speed over the frozen sea, deviating ever and anon from the straight line in order to avoid a hummock of ice or a gap of open water caused by the separation of masses at the falling of the tide, while the men shouted, and the dogs yelled as they observed the flourish of the cruelly long and heavy lash. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. It tempts them to rely on the rudder to rectify their course, instead of studying even play of hands so that the boat may have no excuse for deviating at all in smooth water. – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  9. It would be necessary to write a large volume of rational things; and, in a letter, I ought to relate them with conciseness and truth; draw sketches with rapidity, but clearness; in short, express positive results, without deviating from abstractions and generalities, since you require from me, on this subject, no more than a letter, and not a book. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  10. There are thirty- two points of the compass, and by deviating one point at the center, a distance of fifty miles would bring us ten miles out of the way at the circumference. – Out of the Fog by C. K. Ober
  11. This was an easy task, the oxen proceeding steadily along without deviating from the line, and requiring no attention whatever beyond an occasional shout and a blow of the stick when they loitered and left a gap in the line. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  12. His successor, not deviating from the policy of his father, listened not only to the voice of a missionary, and turned with his people to the light of Christianity, but against the wishes of the nation left his native land to seek for advice and permanent protection at a foreign Court. – Speeches of His Majesty Kamehameha IV. To the Hawaiian Legislature by Kamehameha IV
  13. The servants, so far from deviating from their course, since they have taken the trade into their own management, have gone much further into it. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  14. 8; and there is no reason for deviating from it in the only passage which can be adduced in favour of the signification " to convert," viz. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  15. Still, you see, I could gain nothing by deviating from the truth now. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  16. These Criticks are led themselves into Absurdities, by not considering, That there is sometimes a greater Judgement shewn in deviating from the Rules of Art, than adhering to them. – An Essay on Criticism by John Oldmixon