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avert, turn away, or repel

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But as the battle continued he realized that there might be a limit to the number of antagonists which he could successfully withstand, since he could scarcely hope with but two hands to reach the throats of three enemies, or ward off the blows and clutches of six powerful hands, or the gnashing of three sets of savage fangs.
He could not refuse to see that the costs of this protracted suit would take more than he possessed to pay them; but he appeared to himself to be full of expedients by which he could ward off any results but such as were tolerable, and could avoid the appearance of breaking down in the world.
Hence Monseigneur had taken his sister from a convent, while there was yet time to ward off the impending veil, the cheapest garment she could wear, and had bestowed her as a prize upon a very rich Farmer-General, poor in family.
Summary: Tel Aviv [Israel], May 15 (ANI): Sprucing up security as an international competition kicks off here, Iron Dome anti-missile systems were extensively deployed across Israel to ward off a repeat of the recent exchange of missiles between Israel and Palestine.
A security source in Diyala told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) today that "the Popular Mobilization Forces have begun implementing a plan to reinforce security points in the areas of Khanaqin countryside northeast of Baquba to ward off the dangers of Daesh cells that are active in al-Zour and Al-Wond rivers, which have sunk due to high foods.
The antioxidants vitamins A, C and E help the body to ward off cancer development such as ovarian cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer.
At ginagamitan siya ng gloves sa mata pag nagkakayakapan sila (He got caught by an elbow by Broner, who used his gloves to ward off Manny's face when they clinch)," he said.
It was reported in February that Sonko had been trying to stamp his authority at City Hall and ward off external forces from State House by shuffling his cabinet.
ROLLING Stones legend Keith Richards reckons he can ward off a downpour with his magic stick.
The Wali said the State has taken a package of measures to ward off effects resulted from Gash River flooding , indicating that the First Vice-President pledged to provide support to the State within framework of full coordination between the High Committee for Warding offs impact of Rains and Floods and Government of the State.
Pumpkin carving during Halloween is part of a Celtic tradition to ward off evil spirits.
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Brussels, Jumada I 15, 1435, Mar 16, 2014, SPA -- NATO was working Sunday to ward off a cyber attack, with a group accusing it of interference in Ukraine claiming responsibility, dpa reported.
Summary: Caretaker Minister of the Displaced Alaeddine Terro said his Progressive Socialist Party would seek to revive contacts between the March 8 and March 14 parties in an attempt to ward off the threat of sectarian strife.