avert[ uh-vurt ]SEE DEFINITION OF avert
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If they tremble down the fine-skinned cheek, let us avert our gaze.
I did all that in honor could be done to avert the war, but without avail.
Help by Thine outstretched arm, and avert our sorrow from us.
She did not avert her gaze immediately, nor did he avert his.
The most it can do for us is to persuade us to avert our gaze and fix it on other objects.
He did not avert his eyes, but displayed an open face like a book of truth.
The heroism of the Spaniards might protract, but could not avert their fall.
It must be splendid to be able to avert a coming storm in this way.
He had dared to hope he might avert an invasion by this inhuman horde.
The shepherd knew there must be a catastrophe, but he was powerless to avert it.