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avert
used in Frankenstein

2 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • When I look back, it seems to me as if this almost miraculous change of inclination and will was the immediate suggestion of the guardian angel of my life—the last effort made by the spirit of preservation to avert the storm that was even then hanging in the stars and ready to envelop me.
    Chapter 2 (96% in)
  • The idea of renewing my labours did not for one instant occur to me; the threat I had heard weighed on my thoughts, but I did not reflect that a voluntary act of mine could avert it.
    Chapter 20 (64% in)

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