Meanwhile the chancellor, threatened by the parliaments, saw only one way of averting the storm which was about to burst on his head.
Leila, avertingher countenance, and vainly endeavouring to extricate the hand which he had seized.
It was a proud family, and Mildred being dead, the concealment of the birth of her child was resorted to, as a means of averting a fancied disgrace.
And while thou this day mountest upon it, I shall administer the ceremony for averting all evil from thee; for this altar here, as soon as it gets a mortal's touch, at once enters into the sea.
This animal came snuffing at Emily's hand, and involuntarily, glad perhaps to have a pretence for averting her face, she caressed the silky ears.
Wurtz, who gave me to understand several days since that he saw no other means of averting the evil we dread than those already adopted.
The pain and penance, which so many in her day bore as a cowardly expedient for averting divine wrath, seemed, as she viewed them, a humble way of becoming associated in the sufferings of her Redeemer.
I feel for you, and would gladly aid you to any extent which my duty might allow, in averting the possible calamity that may hang over you.
It has been sent to me by a relative, thinking it might be of service inaverting the punishment that awaits me.
He was so very cunning as to have detected how little Cuffe was disposed to believe him; and he told the truth as the most certain means of averting mischief from the lugger.
Marco felt this, for without averting his gaze from her face he said slowly: "You ought to have been the man and Stephan the woman.
I think I am beginning to understand now," answered the shipowner, avertinghis eyes lest Iris should see the tears in them.
He points out that the ancients attributed to squills a magical power of averting evil influences, and that accordingly they hung them up at the doors of their houses and made use of them in purificatory rites.
M13) But it is on scenes of murder and sudden death that this rude method of averting evil is most commonly practised.
Angrily averting my head, I declined any assistance or attention whatever, and pride having thus stepped in to the rescue, I was able to maintain as rigid a demeanor as Mr. Rutledge himself.
I exclaimed, with flashing eyes, averting my head from her touch and springing up.
Black says: "On the banks of the Ale and the Teviot the women have still a custom of wearing round their necks blue woollen threads or cords till they wean their children, doing this for the purpose of averting ephemeral fevers.
Army, says that the ceremony just described was "a most sacred one and entered into for the purpose of averting the diseases with which the Apache at Camp Verde had been afflicted the summer previous.
Morality and virtue were unknown as elements of heathen service; and the dominant idea in pagan worship was that of propitiating the gods, in the hope of averting their anger and purchasing their favor.
Nevertheless He saw the evil into which His children would assuredly fall; and with infinite love and mercy did He ordain means of averting the dire effect, provided the transgressor would elect to avail himself thereof.
I beg your pardon, madam," said he, suddenly averting his gaze.
At a certain stage of development men seem to have imagined that the means of averting the threatened calamity were in their own hands, and that they could hasten or retard the flight of the seasons by magic art.
They "are never permitted to walk on the ice of rivers or lakes, or near the part where the men are hunting beaver, or where a fishing-net is set, for fear of averting their success.
Again, to take another example, in many villages of Provence the priest is still reputed to possess the faculty of averting storms.
Their main business is to summon or exorcise spirits for the purpose of averting or dispelling sickness, and of procuring favourable winds, a good catch of fish, and so on.
In the period of time thus given him he might, without doubt, succeed in averting the destruction of the big dam.
During the trip to Mexico to which reference has been made, Ned Nestor had succeeded in averting serious complications between the government of that rebellious republic and the government of the United States.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "averting" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.