turn away from

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The little man pointed inland, so that the giant was forced to turn away from the others to look in the direction indicated.
I know it's foolish," said Eliza; "yet, I can't bear to have him turn away from me.
In the communique issued from their 2000 meeting in Portugal, the primates of the Anglican Communion said: "We are conscious that we all stand together at the foot of the Cross of Jesus Christ, so we know that to turn away from each other would be to turn away from the Cross.
She sparked a wave of anger by speaking on radio saying therapy can help gay people turn away from their lifestyle.
But, praise God, when men and women come to realise the enormity of their sins against Him, turn away from them, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save them, then, and only then, does He and the Cross become precious.
Wicked Messenger shows that Dylan didn't turn away from his famous political music but instead changed the style of his message to address changing politics.
Sometimes an actor is handicapped by a director who will allow him to turn away from the camera and then come up with the emotion,'' Howard says.
Consciousness in Action: The Power of Beauty, Love and Courage in a Violent Time is a treatise calling for a turn away from the scientific-production-consumption worldview of the previous several centuries and toward an emerging state of consciousness in which Gaia, the living planet, is the central focus.
Still, the citizens of this polyglot boiling pot are not one-dimensional bigots, and Matt Dillon and Sandra Bullock's portrayals of spiteful but complex characters are as tough to turn away from as a 16-car pileup.
As Americans turned away from the Vietnam War, they may turn away from this one"
No, now is a time to turn away from the injustices of old and to begin to bear good fruit.