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avert
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • I am a man who, sauntering along without fully stopping, turns a casual look upon you and then averts his face, Leaving it to you to prove and define it, Expecting the main things from you.
    Book 1 — 1NSCRIPTIONS (98% in)

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