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avert
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Wuthering Heights
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  • She averted her face: he apparently put some question which she had no mind to answer.
  • For his life he could not avert that excess of emotion: mingled anguish and humiliation overcame him completely.
  • Earnshaw had his countenance completely averted from his companion.
  • ’No, I’m not hungry,’ he answered, averting his head, and speaking rather contemptuously, as if he guessed I was trying to divine the occasion of his good humour.
  • ’No,’ she repeated, and continued sauntering on, pausing at intervals to muse over a bit of moss, or a tuft of blanched grass, or a fungus spreading its bright orange among the heaps of brown foliage; and, ever and anon, her hand was lifted to her averted face.

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