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Philæmon averted his face for a moment, and struggled hard with his feelings.

Had Mrs. Bines been above talking to low people, a catastrophe might have been averted.

She averted her head, plucking at the strands of the hammock.

"You must not worry yourself about this," he said to Roden, with averted eyes.

She hated the place, and yet she seldom hurried by it or averted her eyes.

Pechorin turned just the slightest bit pale and averted his head.

His averted, almost shifty, eyes seemed to hold her attention.

But Mollie Babcock was dressing rapidly, and her face was averted.

She glanced up at my own carrot-top, and then averted her gaze.

The accident was only averted by a new automatic signalling apparatus.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French avertir (12c.), "turn, direct; avert; make aware," from Vulgar Latin *advertire, from Latin avertere "to turn away, to drive away," from ab- "from, away" (see ab-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Averted; averting.

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