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avert
used in The Bluest Eye

only 1 use
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • Darlene had her head averted, her eyes staring out of the lamplight into the surrounding darkness and looking almost unconcerned, as though they had no part in the drama taking place around them.
    4 — Spring (56% in)

There are no more uses of "avert" in The Bluest Eye.

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