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  • He had interested the king, and to some extent the nation, in a spirited foreign policy, had diverted their attention from domestic questions, and had staved off that parliamentary attack on the church which had been threatened fifteen years before.
  • Mahmud to hope for revenge, and a renewal of the conflict was only staved off by the anxious efforts of the powers.
  • She staved off panic and tried to organize her thoughts.
 
 

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