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avert
used in 1984 by Orwell

5 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • It was no use, it changed nothing, it did not produce more chocolate, it did not avert the child's death or her own; but it seemed natural to her to do it.
    p. 164.8
  • Therefore, from the point of view of the new groups who were on the point of seizing power, human equality was no longer an ideal to be striven after, but a danger to be averted.
    p. 204.4
  • Each of the three powers which now divide the world is in fact unconquerable, and could only become conquerable through slow demographic changes which a government with wide powers can easily avert.
    p. 207.5
  • If human equality is to be forever averted — if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently — then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.
    p. 216.8
  • It is; why should human equality be averted?
    p. 216.9

There are no more uses of "avert" in 1984 by Orwell.

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