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avert
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • "AND OF COURSE YOU'RE HESTER," Owen said, his eyes averted.
    p. 72.9
  • It was from the perspective of his knees—when Mr. Fish's head was only slightly above Owen Meany's—that Mr. Fish received his first full look at the averted face under the hood.
    p. 202.5

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