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avert
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Emma
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  • 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.

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