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used in Brave New World

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prevent from happening


turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  •   A great shout suddenly went up from the mob; a wave of movement drove it menacingly towards the Savage.
      "Ford help him!" said Bernard, and averted his eyes.
    p. 213.5
averted = turned away
  • In the lift, on their way up to the changing rooms, Henry Foster and the Assistant Director of Predestination rather pointedly turned their backs on Bernard Marx from the Psychology Bureau: averted themselves from that unsavoury reputation.
    p. 34.2
  • averted = turned away
  •   Back turned to back, Fanny and Lenina continued their changing in silence.
      "There, I'm ready," said Lenina, but Fanny remained speechless and averted.
    p. 49.6
  • averted = turned away
  • With eyes for the most part downcast and, if ever they lighted on a fellow creature, at once and furtively averted, Bernard hastened across the roof.
    p. 63.5
  • averted = turned away
  • At the sound of his voice the Director started into a guilty realization of where he was; shot a glance at Bernard, and averting his eyes, blushed darkly; looked at him again with sudden suspicion and, angrily on his dignity, "Don't imagine," he said, "that I'd had any indecorous relation with the girl."
    p. 97.7
  • averting = turning away
  •   Tears stood in the young man's eyes; he was ashamed and turned away.
      Still averted from her, the young man made a sign of affirmation.
    p. 117.3
  • averted = turned away
  • Lenina nodded her averted head, let out the breath she had been holding and managed to draw another one, relatively untainted.
    p. 121.8
  • averted = turned away
  • "You see," he said, mumbling and with averted eyes, "I'm rather different from most people, I suppose."
    p. 137.3
  • averted = turned away
  • Bernard looked, and then quickly, with a little shudder, averted his eyes.
    p. 138.4
  • averted = turned away
  • In the taxicopter he hardly even looked at her. Bound by strong vows that had never been pronounced, obedient to laws that had long since ceased to run, he sat averted and in silence.
    p. 170.3
  • averted = turned away
  • "That's why," he said speaking with averted face, "I wanted to do something first ... I mean, to show I was worthy of you."
    p. 189.8
averted = turned away
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