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Definitionprevent from happening
turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
- It was written long before the foreshadow of 1939 had yet become a threat of inevitable disaster, and from that point the story would have developed along essentially the same lines, if that disaster had been averted.Forward (57% in)
There are no more uses of "avert" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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