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Example Sentences for "deviate"

The people in my hometown were suspicious of anyone who deviated from the normWhen she was 6 years old, Josie decided to become a doctor, and she never once deviated from the pursuit of that goal.

The people in my hometown were suspicious of anyone who deviated from the norm.

The actors were given permission to deviate slightly from the script, provided they stayed in character.

We are studying deviant adolescent behavior in my psychology course at the moment.

Some people fear that exposure to pornography on the Internet may promote deviant sexual behavior, including the abuse of children.

Her son is a deviant with no social skills whatsoever.

In some cultures, homosexuals are considered to be sexual deviants.

Studies show that males exceed females in the frequency of criminal forms of deviance.

Aristotle once noted that the least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton once suggested that invention is nothing more than a fine deviation from, or enlargement on a fine model.

A Chinese proverb tells us, Deviate an inch, lose a thousand miles.

If we deviate even one mile from our set course, we will miss our landing on the Red Planet, and will quickly burn up upon passing through its atmosphere.

David Lee once remarked that you have to be deviant if you're going to do anything new.

Sexual deviance, including rape, is a serious problem in our society.

The concept of statistical deviance determines that a behavior is abnormal only if it occurs infrequently among the members of the group as a whole.

Every society has deviants; people who are different - people who break the rules.

Deviating from the marked hiking paths in this park is dangerous, as it is very easy to get lost.

Margaret's behavior was extremely deviant and bizarre, and she constantly upset the people closest to her.

After Francine decides on a plan of action, she doesn't like to deviate from it.

When the passenger plane deviated from its course, the fighter jets shot it down.

Discussion question: Do you think deviant behavior is due to birth or to upbringing?


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