diversion


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  • noun

Synonyms for diversion

Synonyms for diversion

a departing from what is prescribed

activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement

something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain

Synonyms for diversion

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There is likewise another diversion, which is only shown before the emperor and empress, and first minister, upon particular occasions.
The two spies had evidently been sent into the camp to create a diversion, while their confederates carried off the spoil.
The fresh morning air and the cool flowing waters put both soul and body in a glow, and after a half-hour employed in this recreation, we sauntered back to the house--Tinor and Marheyo gathering dry sticks by the way for fire-wood; some of the young men laying the cocoanut trees under contribution as they passed beneath them; while Kory-Kory played his outlandish pranks for my particular diversion, and Fayaway and I, not arm in arm to be sure, but sometimes hand in hand, strolled along, with feelings of perfect charity for all the world, and especial good-will towards each other.
Everybody around her was gay and busy, prosperous and important; each had their object of interest, their part, their dress, their favourite scene, their friends and confederates: all were finding employment in consultations and comparisons, or diversion in the playful conceits they suggested.
I cannot tell what was the association of idea," observed he, very tranquilly, and as if he had never tasted wine in his life, "but just after your majesty, had struck the girl and thrown the wine in her face -- just after your majesty had done this, and while the parrot was making that odd noise outside the window, there came into my mind a capital diversion -- one of my own country frolics -- often enacted among us, at our masquerades: but here it will be new altogether.
He was trying hard to overcome this when a diversion was caused by the arrival of Lady Arabella.
We must also believe, and we say it with regret, that the prologue had begun slightly to weary the audience at the moment when his eminence had arrived, and created a diversion in so terrible a fashion.
After she had gone, a dressmaker from Madame Suppert-Roguet waited on the Rostovs, and Natasha, very glad of this diversion, having shut herself into a room adjoining the drawing room, occupied herself trying on the new dresses.
He trusted that he should make the best return, if return were possible, by showing the effectiveness of the education for which he was indebted, and by ceasing in future to need any diversion towards himself of funds on which others might have a better claim.
Tiring at last of this diversion, Tarzan took up his way along the corridor which led upward from the jewel-room by a steep incline.
Time was heavy on their hands, their pouches were well filled, and the only social diversion to be found was in the saloons.
But it seemed these beer busts were a diversion of these high-spirited young fellows whereby they whiled away the tedium of existence by making fools of their betters.
Just then my mother came in, and created a diversion in my favour by her loquacious and animated welcome of the reverend guest.
He is to establish a new "attraction" there, he informed me, offering kingly diversion.
Two different things wanteth the true man: danger and diversion.