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avert
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • His arm was round her, but it seemed to me that she was straining away from him with her face averted.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (23% in)

There are no more uses of "avert" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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