diverge from


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Berthier wrote to his Emperor (we know how far commanding officers allow themselves to diverge from the truth in describing the condition of an army) and this is what he said:
Therefore it is necessary for him to have a mind ready to turn itself accordingly as the winds and variations of fortune force it, yet, as I have said above, not to diverge from the good if he can avoid doing so, but, if compelled, then to know how to set about it.
Yet what Jerry did was to diverge from the line of retreat and to start northward, across the bounds of Somo, and continue northward into a strange land of the unknown.
But we must not let the recollections of this good fellow cause us to diverge from the principal history.
The 100ft arch structure has a main span of 80ft, achieved through the 'nesting' of five 5 inch diameter pipes that diverge from the spring point of the main span and the abutments.
Dasgupta's stories, however, diverge from those of Chaucer in adopting the fairy-tale genre to enliven the narrative.
With the benefit of extensive archival and field research, Professor Bytwerk reveals that inevitably propagandists come to believe their own distortions while the recipients of their work grown increasingly cynical as the ideologically driven announcements diverge from real world experience and observation.
Anderson's most recent efforts diverge from his early films in that their eccentricity feels forced - he seems to be tossing out as many oddball ideas as he can muster, hoping something will stick.
How far suggested interpretations of current policy can diverge from common sense is shown already by the advice Janet Epp Buckingham gave to an Evangelical clergyman.
Egypt: Child Of Atlantis, A Radical Interpretation Of The Origins Of Civilization is a metaphysical look at the history of Egyptian civilization, that dares to diverge from the common scientific community's theories.