Sentence Examples

  • But he couldn't avert his eyes from the white-sheeted form, the last remnants of the warmth of life slipping away.
  • She didn't avert her gaze this time.
  • Of Scotland, whose support of the pretender Perkin Warbeck it was hoped to avert by such an alliance.
  • These officials, at the command of the senate, consulted the Sibylline books in order to discover, not exact predictions of definite future events, but the religious observances necessary to avert extraordinary calamities (pestilence, earthquake) and to expiate prodigies in cases where the national deities were unable, or unwilling, to help. Only the interpretation of the oracle which was considered suitable to the emergency was made known to the public, not the oracle itself.
  • The Christian powers of the Mediterranean did really combine to avert the ruin of Christendom.

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