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avert
used in As I Lay Dying

2 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • We move, Balancing it as though it were something infinitely precious, our faces averted, breathing through our teeth to keep our nostrils closed.
    Section 23 — Darl (8) (57% in)
  • But not my soul: time after time I saw them averted at destruction's final instant, and I lifted my voice above the noise of the flood: "Praise to Thee, O Mighty Lord and King.
    Section 41 — Whitfield (48% in)

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