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deviate from (something)

To move away from what is typical or has been planned. Please don't deviate from the itinerary, otherwise we'll be late for our dinner reservation. Curiosity led me to deviate from my usual path through the woods.
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deviate from something

to wander away from something, such as a path, road, etc.; to vary from the normal procedure. Please do not deviate from the path. You will crush the wildflowers. I will not deviate one inch from the route you have prescribed. They did not deviate from her instructions.
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deviate from

1. To wander or turn aside from some path, course, or way: The hiker deviated from the trail and got lost. The riverbank deviates from the side of the ridge where the sediment has built up.
2. To depart or stray from some subject or matter of discussion: The teacher deviated from the topic of the lecture.
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References in classic literature ?
Le Grand has given in one dissertation an example of great moderation, in deviating from the temper of his religion, but in the others has left proofs that learning and honesty are often too weak to oppose prejudice.
The poet ought to traverse, with a rapid flight, the lofty regions of philosophy, without deviating from the narrow way of truth.
It is a singular instance of the capriciousness of the human mind, that after all the admonitions we have had from experience on this head, there should still be found men who object to the new Constitution, for deviating from a principle which has been found the bane of the old, and which is in itself evidently incompatible with the idea of GOVERNMENT; a principle, in short, which, if it is to be executed at all, must substitute the violent and sanguinary agency of the sword to the mild influence of the magistracy.
Contract notice: Manufacture and supply of a fire engine stlf season 20/25 after trh stlf20 / 25: 2007 and din 1846, however, deviating from the norm with water tank about 4 000 liters including firefighters technical loading.
Global Banking News-March 1, 2012--Volcker warns banks in Abu Dhabi against deviating from basic banking(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
Brand-Ballard distinguishes, "between invalidating legal rules and deviating from valid legal rules.
Standardized controls and procedures force managers to think carefully about deviating from the process.
Unfortunately, in deviating from proven OECD and U.
This ambitious and venturesome book -- dedicated to and drawing on but also deviating from the work of Hans Blumenberg -- is an inter- (or super-) disciplinary study of the transformation of Western scientific thought from a pre- to a post-modern orientation, focusing on our modern interlude.
21 Kyodo Japan's first Mars probe ''Nozomi'' (Hope) got back on track to the red planet Monday after briefly deviating from course, an Education Ministry institute said.
This literature shows that deviating from strategies that fit an environment harms performances.
To the extent any alternatives "deviate or are perceived as deviating from the arm's length standard and international agreement on the alternative is not reached, the administrative burden related to the competent authority process and the corresponding need for case-by-case analysis might increase.
One day bakers may make their own low-calorie double fudge brownies and diabetic may be able to satisfy a sweet tooth without deviating from their strict diets.
Following accusation by a some members of the Chennai based multi-speciality NGO hospital & research institute, Voluntary Health Services (VHS) that the management of the health centre was trying to make money from its services by deviating from its founding concept, a new honorary secretary succeeding Dr E S Krishnamurthy has been chosen.