Deviate in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Deviate

to move away from the norm

Examples of Deviate in a sentence

If we deviate from the directions we were given, we will probably get lost.  🔊

Fans of the book were not pleased when the screenwriter chose to deviate the movie script from the plot of the novel.  🔊

When Hank made the decision to deviate from the tax laws, he soon found himself on the wrong end of an audit.  🔊

The author lost a large number of fans when he decided to deviate from his normal writing style.  🔊

When Carol’s husband elects to deviate from his routine of coming home right after work, Carol accuses him of being unfaithful.  🔊

The cake was not tasty because I chose to deviate from the usual recipe by adding extra ingredients.  🔊

As soon as the publicist saw her client was about to deviate from his prepared speech, she rushed to the microphone to silence him.  🔊

In light of the special circumstances of the murder, the judge’s sentencing will probably deviate from the prosecutor’s suggestion.  🔊

Because of the tight budget, we have no room to deviate from our approved shopping expenses.  🔊

Since Jim chose to deviate from the building instructions, his birdhouse quickly collapsed.  🔊

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