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.
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.
3 He might avert it all if he would but tell me what he had done with the three missing stones.
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4 But they discovered the danger in time, and made shift to avert it.
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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.
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6 For his life he could not avert that excess of emotion: mingled anguish and humiliation overcame him completely.
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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.
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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.
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9 Their face did not move and they did not avert their eyes.
10 He saw the rise of the colour in Mattie's averted cheek, and the quick lifting of Zeena's head.
11 A stony silence and an averted head were his answers.
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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.
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13 Her brooding look, as of a mind withdrawn yet not averted, seemed to Mr. Rosedale full of a subtle encouragement.
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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.
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15 On this table stood the empty bottle and glass, and from these also he averted his eyes.
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