Usage examples for diversion

  1. At this moment, however, a diversion occurred. – Maiwa's Revenge The War of the Little Hand by H. Rider Haggard
  2. We had much diversion out of him, Jacques Haret and the two Chevernys slyly putting him up to many follies. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  3. Hugh had no objection to that, so long as people freely admitted that it was simply their chosen diversion, and that they did it because they liked it. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  4. In truth, I am so utterly wearied, I could pray for the diversion of a descent of rain. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  5. No human beings on earth can be more fond of diversion than the Parisians. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  6. His diversion had been a distinct failure, and had been turned against him. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  7. The officer whom he selected to accomplish this diversion was General John H. Morgan, whose division of mounted riflemen was well fitted for the work in hand. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  8. The arrival of coffee made a diversion. – A Modern Chronicle, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  9. Here Rotha made a diversion. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  10. Driving was then considered a respectable diversion only on the six work days of the week. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  11. I did not say that, I replied, trying to cut short this diversion. – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  12. All we need do is stage a diversion here in the harbor, then set men ashore up the coast at Jamestown. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  13. I decided Scotty must be creating a diversion, and that meant you, Rick, were still diving in the cove. – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin
  14. He frequently paid her a visit during the hour which preceded dinner, and he now ascended her unillumined staircase and rang at her relaxed bell- rope with an especial desire for diversion. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  15. Jackwell was willing to go with the ladies, as he thought it might prove a diversion. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  16. Then, seeking to create a diversion, he waved a hand towards Mr. Caryll. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  17. Apart from these red- letter events, his great diversion was trying to rid his muffled leg of the bandages and plaster,- an exercise in which he soon became only too proficient. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  18. No kind of sport, no kind of game or diversion, has ever given me such enjoyment as lecturing. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov