divertisement

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divertisement

(dɪˈvɜːtɪzmənt)
n
archaic diversion; entertainment
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Con la historia de los Argonautas pudo hacer una pequena epopeya al estilo arcaico en cuanto a su dimension de superficie, pero se cuido de enfatizar que este divertisement no era su metier, sino la lirica rauda, alquitarada, que pretende un proposito unico, la alabanza de un linaje fundacional, so pretexto de la victoria atletica de uno de sus integrantes.
The use of such a collection is not for divertisement and wonder, and gazing .
The biggest cheer went to the six Mandolin dancers in their silly red and blue raggle-taggle costumes who performed a divertisement of breakdancing, choreographed especially for them by BRB's assistant director Desmond Kelly.
The Huntington [sic] divertisement,' or an enterlude for the generall entertainment at the county feast hem at Merchant Taylor's Hall .
Pepys comments on the popularity of Davenant's added entertainments; he writes that Macbeth is "a most excellent play in all respects, but especially in divertisement, though it be a deep tragedy," later describing it as "a most excellent play for variety.
How else can one explain the mass psychosis that gripped the nation this week as Celebrity Big Brother, a programme hitherto confined to providing cheap-as-chips divertisement for undiscriminating couch potatoes, was suddenly propelled to the top of the domestic political agenda and manufactured into a cause cAlAbre on the sub-Continent?
But it's decidedly dubious winter compensation when you're on your own, desperately seeking divertisements between giving the bathroom a good going-over and heading off to Tesco in search of two-for-the-price-of-one ready-meals.