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prevent from happening


turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • He relaxed and smiled, the way one would after averting a terrible danger.
  • I averted my head to the window and watched the country fly past as we traveled through an area of sunlight.
  • So, in a bizarre sense, Dr. King, who had seemed so defeated and who had died without much hope that his philosophy of nonviolent resistance had accomplished anything, became the mainspring for a whole new way of thinking among black people and, in the long run, averted violent head-on collision between the citizens of this country.

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