01. When she was 6 years old, Josie decided to become a doctor, and she never once [deviated] from the pursuit of that goal.
02. The people in my hometown were suspicious of anyone who [deviated] from the norm.
03. The actors were given permission to [deviate] slightly from the script, provided they stayed in character.
04. We are studying [deviant] adolescent behavior in my psychology course at the moment.
05. Some people fear that exposure to pornography on the Internet may promote [deviant] sexual behavior, including the abuse of children.
06. Her son is a [deviant] with no social skills whatsoever.
07. In some cultures, homosexuals are considered to be sexual [deviants].
08. Studies show that males exceed females in the frequency of criminal forms of [deviance].
09. Aristotle once noted that the least initial [deviation] from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
10. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton once suggested that invention is nothing more than a fine [deviation] from, or enlargement on a fine model.
11. A Chinese proverb tells us, "[Deviate] an inch, lose a thousand miles."
12. 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.
13. David Lee once remarked that you have to be [deviant] if you're going to do anything new.
14. Sexual [deviance], including rape, is a serious problem in our society.
15. 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.
16. Every society has [deviants]; people who are different - people who break the rules.
17. [Deviating] from the marked hiking paths in this park is dangerous, as it is very easy to get lost.
18. Margaret's behavior was extremely [deviant] and bizarre, and she constantly upset the people closest to her.
19. After Francine decides on a plan of action, she doesn't like to [deviate] from it.
20. When the passenger plane [deviated] from its course, the fighter jets shot it down.

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