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  • ’I only lie when it’s necessary,’ Milo explained defensively, averting his eyes for a moment and blinking his lashes winningly.
  • ’There isn’t anything new,’ the chaplain replied with averted eyes.
  • Yossarian answered with averted eyes, and crept away.
  • ’Where are you taking me?’ he asked in a voice soft with timidity and guilt, his gaze still averted.

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  • She averted her eyes from the violence on TV.

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