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avert
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • I turned and, running madly, made for the first group of trees, perhaps a hundred yards away; but I ran slantingly and stumbling, for I could not avert my face from these things.
    1.4 — Book 1 Chapter 4 — The Cylinder Opens (77% in)

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