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Definitionprevent from happening
turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
- She turned her face to me for the first time since she had averted it, and, to my amazement, I may even add to my terror, dropped on her knees at my feet; with her folded hands raised to me in the manner in which, when her poor heart was young and fresh and whole, they must often have been raised to heaven from her mother's side.Chapter XLIX (37% in)
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