Her face was averted from those who had made the attack, and turned towards her aunt.
They seemed to be within half a sentence of Harriet, and her immediate feeling was to avert the subject, if possible.
He had misinterpreted the feelings which had kept her face averted, and her tongue motionless.
— At any rate, it would be a proof of attention and kindness in herself, from whom every thing was due; a separation for the present; an averting of the evil day, when they must all be together again.
The difference of Harriet at Mrs. Goddard’s, or in London, made perhaps an unreasonable difference in Emma’s sensations; but she could not think of her in London without objects of curiosity and employment, which must be averting the past, and carrying her out of herself.
"You may well be amazed," returned Mrs. Weston, still averting her eyes, and talking on with eagerness, that Emma might have time to recover— "You may well be amazed.