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avert
used in Carrie

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • Excerpt from a letter dated June ninth from Principal Henry Grayle to Peter Philpott, Superintendent of Schools: ...and so I feel I can no longer continue in my present position, feeling, as I do, that such a tragedy might have been averted if I had only had more foresight.

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