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Word: deviate

Definition: turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism


Sentences Containing 'deviate'

(18x), usually followed by an answer identifying the name of the hero who lies in the grave. A further 13 stanzas deviate from this pattern and they may be regarded as additions which derive from other sources, though some are part of a series which contains one of these set formulas.
A Brahmin who does not deviate from them obtains the highest state."
A lens made of ice would not deviate the rays of light so much as a lens of similar shape composed of glass.
As much as possible, LSM avoids venturing into other kinds of publications for fear of introducing teachings that may deviate, or just be different, from that of Nee and Lee.
Beauchamp wished to go in alone, but Albert observed that as this was an unusual circumstance he might be allowed to deviate from the usual etiquette in affairs of honor.
Because the government is concerned that unlicensed religious schools deviate from formal educational requirements and promote militant ideology, it has closed more than 4,500 of these institutions and deported foreign students studying there.
Beers which deviate dramatically from the "average" spectrum are easily accommodated.
Carnatic songs are composed in a particular "raga", which means that they do not deviate from the notes in the "raga".
During the approach it began to deviate from its westerly course and arc west-northwest. It is believed that the first effects of the storm were beginning to be felt in the Sea Islands area, with the winds steadily increasing during the night of the 25th.
Fearing that she may end up like the people around her who, in the pursuit of fame and fortune, lose themselves and deviate from their dreams.
In college history classes he role-played historical events, and preferred to deviate from recorded history in a manner similar to "what if" scenarios recreated in wargames.
It is tempting for the trader to deviate from the strategy, which usually reduces its performance.
Mr. Dallas has endeavoured to give the explanations of the terms in as popular a form as possible.) ABERRANT.--Forms or groups of animals or plants which deviate in important characters from their nearest allies, so as not to be easily included in the same group with them, are said to be aberrant.
Rush started to deviate from their 1980s style with the albums "Presto" and "Roll the Bones".
Seventies films deviate from classical narrative norms more than Hollywood films from other eras.
The condition can cause the trachea to deviate, or move, toward the unaffected side.
The surface also had a V-shaped slope inwards towards the centre of the lane, causing balls to deviate sideways after bouncing.
The value of formula_52, however, may deviate from its theoretical value and can only be assessed by a proper calibration of the electrode.
This is because these seemingly positive evaluations imply that (a) women are weak and need to be protected, (b) women should not deviate from traditional gender roles as mothers and caretakers, and (c) women should be idolized by men for their sexual purity and availability.
When a race of plants is once pretty well established, the seed-raisers do not pick out the best plants, but merely go over their seed-beds, and pull up the "rogues," as they call the plants that deviate from the proper standard.
While musically these albums do not deviate significantly from a general pop-rock sound, Rush incorporated traces of other musical styles.

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