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- v. Present participle of divert.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Amusing; entertaining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pleasing; amusing; entertaining: as, a diverting scene or sport.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
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I thought that as a scary movie it was not as effective as The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, or even Quarantine (all mockumentaries), because it kept breaking the oppressive tension that horror mockumentaries are famous for by pushing the audience away, diverting from the action to look at news articles or variety shows.
Cracking a joke at an opponent's expense, for example, can demolish that person's argument if the joke succeeds in diverting attention away from the issue and causing the opponent to appear silly.
The ASBL suspects the SBA has spent American tax dollars to hire consultants to help them obscure the SBA's role in diverting billions of dollars a month in federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms and other large businesses around the world.
Why do liberals insist on completely diverting from the issue at hand and being so emotional, angry and bitter?
Note 12: M. Levine, Tudor Dynastic Problems, 1460 – 1571 [London, 1973], p. 81; Levine assigns to John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, sole agency in diverting the succession away from Mary to Lady Jane Grey back
From the context of the statement I understand it that Obama was saying McCain is diverting from the sort of civil campaign he [McCain] claims to run when he calls Obama a Hamas supportor
It's unfortunate that the Mccain campaign is diverting from the question by raising issues that may seem to demonize the other candidate.
Conference Committee for 16 years and has succeeded in diverting millions of dollars into his District and Northern Virginia.
But keep diverting from the real issues, afterall you truly have nothing positive to run on.
Then there is Iran, which has been moderately successful in diverting attention away from its nuclear programme but less successful in uniting that famous Arab street behind Hezbollah.