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Synonyms for averting

the act of preventing something from occurring

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the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

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she interrupted, holding the piano and averting her eyes.
5) material, and (6) religious points of view; thirdly, that evidence should be required from the rival department of the measures that had been taken during the last ten years by that department for averting the disastrous conditions in which the native tribes were now placed; and fourthly and finally, that that department explain why it had, as appeared from the evidence before the committee, from No.
And the incorruptible Professor walked too, averting his eyes from the odious multitude of mankind.
She walked leisurely in the blizzard as though she had no home to hurry to, she hugged under one arm a round loaf of black bread with an air of guarding a priceless booty: and Razumov averting his glance envied her the peace of her mind and the serenity of her fate.
It was originally chosen for the seat of Government, as a means of averting the conflicting jealousies and interests of the different States; and very probably, too, as being remote from mobs: a consideration not to be slighted, even in America.
The turnkey had strong private opinions as to what would become of poor Tip, and had even gone so far with the view of averting their fulfilment, as to sound Tip in reference to the expediency of running away and going to serve his country.
echoed the girl, raising her eyes, and averting them again, the moment they encountered the boy's face.
That,' said the middle-aged lady, rising from her seat, and averting her head--'that I would not reveal for worlds.
Deane, who had heard from his wife what had passed the day before, thought Tom was come to appeal to him for some means of averting the sale.
Quilp said not a word in reply, but walking so close to Kit as to bring his eyes within two or three inches of his face, looked fixedly at him, retreated a little distance without averting his gaze, approached again, again withdrew, and so on for half-a-dozen times, like a head in a phantasmagoria.
He said the report showed the government ``may gravely understate the costs and difficulties of averting an electronic disaster.
The pilots were able to coax the huge jet to glide without power for 20 minutes for about 115 miles over the ocean and land on a military airfield runway, averting a mid-ocean ditching.
After days of talks produced a bill averting a shutdown that the administration and most Republicans and Democrats could support, the House approved the measure Thursday by a lopsided 371-42 margin.
The union's current contract isn't set to expire until July 31, but both sides had agreed to sit down for an early round of bargaining in hopes of averting the type of production slowdown that often occurs when negotiations for a major union contract come right down to the wire.
UNION leaders are to consider an offer aimed at averting pre-Christmas strikes on ScotRail trains.