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face away

To turn one's head away from someone or something, so as to look elsewhere. I gashed my hand pretty badly last night and had to face away from all the blood.
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face away (from someone or something)

to turn away from someone or something. Please face away from me while I change clothes. I'll face away. You go right ahead.
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References in classic literature ?
It was a sight to make women in circus audiences scream with terror and turn their faces away.
"People will be turning their faces away in horror."
The club faces away games at Skelmersdale and Abbey Hey in the next seven days.
"Liverpool are a typical English style team, they never give up, they never turn their faces away from a fight," said the Portuguese international.
The sense of suspension is also created by the choreography; by the dancer who kneels and faces away from the audience in the middle of frenetic activity, by the unisons in which momentary synchronicity feels like breaths being held, or the column of dancers who look monumental as they simply stand and wait before starting a sinuous, garlanding pattern around each other.
Many of the 20,000 servicemen who participated in the blasts were ordered to line up in the open air and simply ordered to turn their faces away from the blasts.
The site faces away from the harbour directly onto the Mediterranean and the city's public beach.
In one signature image, a boxer faces away from us, centered in the photograph's square frame and again in a doorway.
The main living area sits behind the garage and faces away from the noise.
From a distance of 44 000 km, features like impact craters are clearly visible on the side of the moon that faces away from the Sun.
The displaced Muslims are little interested in the polls and when you raise the subject, they turn their faces away in disgust.
A top layer comprises a liquid-pervious material and faces away from the torso of the male.
Supervisor Colin Carr, said: "Because one side of the door faces away from the operator as it moves down the line, some of the work had to be carried out blind.
That's because the far side faces away from the radio noise and other electromagnetic disturbances emanating from our planet.
The lower portion is opposed to the upper portion and upon insertion of the absorbent device into the interlabial space it faces away from the floor of the vestibule of the wearer.