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avert
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • I was all eagerness to see his face, but he kept it averted for some time while employed in unlacing the bag's mouth.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (83% in)
  • Hurriedly turning, with averted face, he descended into his cabin, leaving the strange captain transfixed at this unconditional and utter rejection of his so earnest suit.
    Chapters 127-129 -- The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin--Ahab and Pip (73% in)
  • But Ahab's glance was averted; like a blighted fruit tree he shook, and cast his last, cindered apple to the soil.
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (91% in)

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