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avert
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • In a few minutes, some mortar and dust came dropping down, which he averted his face to avoid; and in it, and in the old wood-ashes, and in a crevice in the chimney into which his weapon had slipped or wrought itself, he groped with a cautious touch.
  • Her hope had been to avert the wrath of Heaven from a House that had long been hateful to the suffering many.

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