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uh vur ting

  • n  the act of preventing something from occurring
    averting danger was his responsibility
  • n  the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
    averting her gaze meant that she was angry
  • v  prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  • v  turn away or aside

  • And those arsenals, in turn, gave them a good reason for averting war at all costs, and an incentive for policing the planet to keep regional .
  • By averting the 4-year wait for trial, parties almost automatically save money.
  • The game of averting tragedy with laughter has begun.
News & Articles

  • Damien Echols: How death row prepared me for my new life
    Since averting execution in 2011, I’ve taken lessons from those dark times -- to forge a new career and help others        
    June 12, 2013 - Salon.com
  • Forest Laboratories names Icahn designee to board
    Forest Laboratories seated a new board member selected by Carl Icahn, averting a fight over control of the pharmaceutical company. Vincent Intrieri, who has been employed by Icahn entities since 1998 in ...
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Forest Labs to add Icahn rep to board, avert proxy fight
    (Reuters) - Forest Laboratories Inc said on Tuesday it will add a representative of Carl Icahn as an independent member to its board, averting a new proxy battle with the billionaire investor. The specialty drugmaker said the appointment of Vincent Intrieri, 56, would expand the board's size to eleven from ten directors. Intrieri has worked for various Icahn-related entities since 1998 and sits ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Henry Paulson in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Paulson said the United States had "turned a corner in averting a financial collapse."
  • Eamon Gilmore in Ireland Online
    Averting divisive primary campaigns and protecting a Democratic seat in the United States House of Representatives are purely political concerns and, as such, Federal officials are prohibited from using their official authority or influence to... Darrell Issa http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_Issa&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEiE0fmNy5NadJN_TvjpymowHHcHA Personal Liberty Digest http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.personalliberty.com/news/issa-calls-for-special-prosecutor-to-investigate-emanuel-messina-over-white-house-job-offers-19831301/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFusb6AAUW763CD3vcyarCgUZJnag Jun 14, 2010 6994 10203 averting If the Taoiseach is serious about averting the strike, and I hope he is, though I didn't detect that from the tone of his answer...... then he and his ministers needs to engage directly in these talks rather than leaving them to officials," Mr...

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