The suddenness of Sarah Palin's resignation Friday raises the question about whether Palin is leaving to avert a major scandal.
Those who claim to respect international law cannot avert their eyes when those laws are flouted.
The paramount concern has to be to avert a large-scale racial calamity.
Sometimes, you have to push an ugly non-violent solution aggressively to avert the worse, violent option.
In Washington, nobody has any idea how to avert a repeat of the sequester.
I am now happy, if by my death, as by my life, I can avert from her evil that otherwise might overtake her.
Can we go out and produce an influence that may avert these calamities?
From that fate in the end only Lynborough himself could rescue her; only the man who threatened her with it could avert it.
David knew it, knew that nothing could avert it, and braced himself to meet it.
The steersman whirled his wheel swiftly in the apparent endeavor to avert a collision.