turning aside

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See: obviation
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It was yet early, and the old man being still asleep, she walked out into the churchyard, brushing the dew from the long grass with her feet, and often turning aside into places where it grew longer than in others, that she might not tread upon the graves.
It was equally beautiful to watch the people, little clumps of red and blue and pink and white and saffron, turning aside to go to their own villages, dispersing and growing small by twos and threes across the level plain.
He was turning aside to avoid it, when he heard the sound of someone crying in the ditch.
For them a wall is not an evasion, as for us people who think and consequently do nothing; it is not an excuse for turning aside, an excuse for which we are always very glad, though we scarcely believe in it ourselves, as a rule.
But then Brazilian keeper Gomes produced a blinding late save to deny Steve Cook's overhead cracker that was bound for the top left corner, before turning aside Murray's late penalty leaving the Cherries wondering where two extra points had gone.
Turning aside efforts to join the American Alpine Club, the new group brought together some twenty-six persons interested in mountaineering.
Once again Buffon was the Juventus saviour, turning aside Suarez's fierce strike.
Robert Farmer, 48-48, pulled one back, but then goalie Ben Bowns took charge, turning aside everything the Panthers threw at him.
Aaron Dell got the shutout, turning aside 38 shots in a game in which the teams combined for 73 shots on goal.
And home keeper Nick Pope was kept busy during a bright display from Blues in the opening period, turning aside the lively Duffy's close-range effort as well as a goalbound free-kick from Stephen Gleeson.
During the proceedings, a petitioner Azhar Siddique Advocate told court that doctors are not turning aside from observing strikes despite court's orders.
Prime Minister's Political Advisor Sadiq al-Rikabi said, before the EU Foreign Relation Committee, here, that "Iraq aims at turning aside previous stands and build new positive and fruitful relations with the neighboring countries, as well as other countries of the world".