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avert
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Oliver Twist
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  • ’What for?’ echoed the girl, raising her eyes, and averting them again, the moment they encountered the boy’s face.
  • There sat the hideous old man, in his accustomed corner, pointing at him, and whispering to another man, with his face averted, who sat beside him.
  • If an eye were furtively raised and met his, it was instantly averted.

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