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avert
used in Atlas Shrugged

7 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • I could beg you to do it in order to avert a national disaster.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (50% in)
  • There was the thought that his old workers had always been able to avert disaster; any of them would have seen e indications of a hang-up and known how to prevent it; but there were not many of them left, and he had to employ whatever men he could find.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (95% in)
  • She ran through the train's only coach, where some passengers slept in contorted poses of exhaustion, while others, awake and still, sat hunched, like animals waiting for a blow, making no move to avert it In the vestibule of the coach, she stopped.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (49% in)
  • I had no way to avert it and no power to save you.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (93% in)
  • It had gone into the planless, thankless work of racing from emergency to emergency, of delaying the collapse of a railroad-a month like a waste pile of disconnected days, each given to averting the disaster of the moment.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (51% in)
  • The chairman averted panic and called the session to order.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (19% in)
  • Why hadn't they averted their own doom and spared him his years of thankless torture?
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (3% in)

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