Example sentences for: deflect

How can you use “deflect” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In such places, too, is found bog iron , sometimes concentrated enough to deflect compasses.

  • In 1976, Attorney General Edward Levi adopted domestic security guidelines to regulate intelligence collection in the United States and to deflect calls for even stronger regulation.

  • Her "listening tour" effectively reinforces the perception that she was dragooned into running for the Senate and makes it easier for her to deflect uncomfortable scandal-related questions.

  • USAT states that the Clinton letter was one of several moves "trying to deflect attention from the president's own fund-raising role in the 1996 election," and quotes bill opponent Sen.

  • Besides, taking potshots at Washington is often good local politics: Blaming a faraway caricature of the United States can deflect attention from shortcomings, or worse, closer to home.


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