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avert
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Moby Dick
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  • I was all eagerness to see his face, but he kept it averted for some time while employed in unlacing the bag’s mouth.
  • But Ahab’s glance was averted; like a blighted fruit tree he shook, and cast his last, cindered apple to the soil.
  • Hurriedly turning, with averted face, he descended into his cabin, leaving the strange captain transfixed at this unconditional and utter rejection of his so earnest suit.

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