Crider tells me that Younous confessed to wild charges to deflect attention from his brother, who was released from Gitmo in 2004.
And perhaps most important, to deflect criticism and mollify opponents with politesse and wit.
“Everything” might not be an implausible answer, but Newt jumped in to deflect the question before she could take a whack at it.
They are wider than a pickup truck, taller than a man, and strong enough to deflect the explosion of a car bomb.
But when I pulled her toward me to comfort her and tell her that I was sorry, she instinctively flexed her muscles to deflect me.
And each time he tries to rise above that passion, the reappearance of the woman is sufficient to deflect him from his purpose.
The novel like its style coloured, but did not deflect, the stream of English literature.
His inductive electrical machine could deflect a magnet and decompose iodide of potash.
That rebuke of Barber's seemed to deflect Cis's interest from the rooms to herself.
Would it be possible to deflect his course, and make for the next station eastwards?