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 Meanings and Examples of AVERT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  I am not romantic fool enough to further the fortune, or avert the fate, of one who is likely to be a successful obstacle between me and my wishes.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  He read in the looks of Beaumanoir ruin to Bois-Guilbert and to himself, unless he should be able to avert the impending storm.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  He might avert it all if he would but tell me what he had done with the three missing stones.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
4  But they discovered the danger in time, and made shift to avert it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  Villefort, becoming somewhat reassured, perceived that to avert the maternal storm gathering over his head, he must inspire Madame Danglars with the terror he felt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
6  For his life he could not avert that excess of emotion: mingled anguish and humiliation overcame him completely.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  Quiet and peaceable in his disposition, he hoped, by unremitting diligence, to avert from himself at least a portion of the evils of his condition.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
8  Not wishing to agree to Dolgorukov's demand to commence the action, and wishing to avert responsibility from himself, Prince Bagration proposed to Dolgorukov to send to inquire of the commander-in-chief.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVII
9  Their face did not move and they did not avert their eyes.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWO
10  He saw the rise of the colour in Mattie's averted cheek, and the quick lifting of Zeena's head.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
11  A stony silence and an averted head were his answers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  The little flame under his hand cast a deeper crimson on his puffing face, and Lily averted her eyes with a momentary feeling of repugnance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
13  Her brooding look, as of a mind withdrawn yet not averted, seemed to Mr. Rosedale full of a subtle encouragement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
14  She read their incredulity in their averted looks, and in the mute wretchedness of the men behind them, and for a miserable half-second he thought she quivered on the brink of failure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
15  On this table stood the empty bottle and glass, and from these also he averted his eyes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
Example Sentence:
1  She had to avert her eyes from the dead cat on the highway.
2  It begins with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine journeying into the past in an attempt to avert a future apocalypse for the Children of the Atom.
3  UN troops intervened to avert a threat of violent conflict.
4  The pilot averted a tragedy when he succeeded in preventing the plane from crashing.
5  There seems no possibility that such action can be averted.
6  A tragedy was narrowly averted when a lorry crashed into a crowded restaurant.
7  The tragedy could have been averted if the crew had followed safety procedures.
8  The prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted.
9  Pre-emption was the only method of averting defeat.