avert

All Verb
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  • He is looking at her, though her averted face leaves him little to study. Cited from April's Lady, by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • The three girls looked at each other quickly, and as quickly averted their eyes. Cited from Pixie O'Shaughnessy, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Some people also claim that it is better to avert up instead of down.
  • Then she got up, averting her face and looking about the room. Cited from The Portrait of a Lady, Vol 2, by Henry James
  • I knew what was coming, and tried my best to avert the trouble. Cited from Danger Signals, by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
  • For a moment she stood with power in her hands and her eyes on his averted head. Cited from The Coast of Chance, by Esther Chamberlain and Lucia Chamberlain
  • She got up as if ready to walk away, her face averted. Cited from The Stolen Singer, by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  • She averted her eyes and looked out into the night again. Cited from Code Three, by Rick Raphael
  • She made no reply, but averted her head so he might not see her red eyes. Cited from The Mask, by Arthur Hornblow
  • They were at hand now, and though she averted her thoughts, she knew it. Cited from The Long Night, by Stanley Weyman
  • Duke John continued to keep his eyes averted from the men who sought his presence. Cited from The Black Douglas, by S. R. Crockett
  • He then came back by another route to the bank, and the expected attack was averted. Cited from Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men, by E. Edwards
  • He could not bear her glance; he in his turn averted his eyes. Cited from Henrietta Temple, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • He looked into the beautiful face, for the dark eyes were averted. Cited from The Forfeit, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • But not even to avert what looked like a serious danger would she lie. Cited from A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire, by Jane L. Stewart
  • So he averted his eyes from his little son, and tried to forget all about him. Cited from What Timmy Did, by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • I could not understand her eyes, which were averted with something like a smile. Cited from Dross, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Quickly they saw their danger, and tried to avert it, but they were too late. Cited from Winter Adventures of Three Boys, by Egerton R. Young
  • He now saw that there was only one way of averting general confusion. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 2, Macaulay
  • But, averting her eyes, she passed him without a further sign of recognition. Cited from The Iron Rule, by T.S. Arthur
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Meaning of avert

  • verb Turn away or aside
    They averted their eyes when the King entered