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David Copperfield
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  • When, under cover of the night, I flew to Miss Mills, whom I saw by stealth in a back kitchen where there was a mangle, and implored Miss Mills to interpose between us and avert insanity.

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  • avert a strike
  • She averted her eyes from the violence on TV.

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