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avert
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • He does not say so, but I can read it from his soothing answers and averted eyes.
  • Last week he hurled the local blacksmith over a parapet into a stream, and it was only by paying over all the money which I could gather together that I was able to avert another public exposure.
  • He might avert it all if he would but tell me what he had done with the three missing stones.
  • It was a delicate part which I had to play then, for I saw that a prosecution must be avoided to avert scandal, and I knew that so astute a villain would see that our hands were tied in the matter.

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