Usage examples for avert

  1. Some new, severe, extreme policy was evidently necessary to avert the already visible peril. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  2. With that, she stepped confidently to the side of her selected escort, who appeared to be at a loss how to avert her kindness. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  3. Avert, ye fates, Far hence the shame that not by Brutus' hand This blow be struck! – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  4. To thyself it will hereafter be a cause of sorrow, nor is it possible in any manner to discover a remedy for a disaster when received; wherefore reflect much beforehand, how thou mayest avert the evil day from the Greeks. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  5. So may you perchance avert a great national disaster! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  6. She longed to avert her eyes from his for an instant, but she knew that this would be fatal. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  7. Oh, I had been so sure that it would not, that between us all we would manage to avert it; yet in spite of everything it did fall- it did! – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  8. God avert them from thee by His infinite mercy! – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  9. But Apollo leaped out to meet them, that he might avert destruction from the Trojans. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  10. Whatever was coming she felt powerless to avert. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  11. Are you to reproach me because I tried to avert the evil which you have brought upon yourself? – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner