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avert
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • Averting his face quickly Bloom bends to examine on the halltable the spaniel eyes of a running fox: then, his lifted head sniffing, follows Zoe into the musicroom.
    Episode 15 — Circe (42% in)
  • He averts his face.
    Episode 15 — Circe (88% in)

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