Used just “to soothe would-be emancipators while he deflected their petitions.”
The Mitchell trip did not deal even in a deflected manner with these hard, underlying realities.
I kept asking why he, a somewhat nerdy numbers guy, was such a media star, but Norquist deflected the questions.
Smith, meanwhile, deflected questions about a potential romance between the Doctor and Amy.
Or the quarter inch Plexiglass might have deflected the bullets.
His energy is too often deflected toward fictitious goals located outside of the real world.
Until then the stream had followed the street; but the debris that encumbered it deflected the course.
deflected by their collision with the glacier, some blocks were carried past us within a few yards of the spot where we stood.
Flagg tipped the shade of the lamp and deflected the light upon the couple.
He was deflected by one of Mary's normal level gazes, turned upon him.