There was even an effort to set off bombs disguised as fire extinguishers in New York City, which was averted only by luck.
The hold-your-nose solution may have been ugly, but the Apocalypse was averted.
A conflict with the cops had been averted in full view of television cameras.
We also averted potential really catastrophic problems with critical infrastructure.
Thus, a strike was averted and we have had a Met season this year--albeit a super weird one.
Her eyes were averted, and she withdrew her hand quietly but gently, as not upbraiding him.
For the moment the crisis was averted by the events of the war.
Julia averted her eyes, and blushed scarlet, but placed her hand in that of the count just as her mother entered the apartment.
He felt that he was indiscreet; he averted his eyes and went away.
Hurriedly resuming his walk, Oliver passed Loman with averted eyes, and went on his way.