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look away (from someone or something)

To turn one's face away (from someone or something); to avert one's gaze (from someone or something). I was so nervous during my son's boxing match that I had to look away from the television for most of it. She looked away when I asked her if she had taken the money.
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look away (from someone or something)

to turn one's gaze away from someone. She looked away from him, not wishing her eyes to give away her true feelings. In embarrassment, she looked away.
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Never Look Away, the director's third film, premieres on Tuesday at the Venice Film Festival.
Washington DC, [USA] Aug 30 ( ANI ): Germany on Thursday officially chose 'Never Look Away' to be submitted in the 'foreign language' category for the 91st Academy Awards, set to be held next year.
In a country that says it values families and children, we simply cannot look away, nor forget these children.
Brendan Greaves from northern Britain filed suit Tuesday seeking $20 million in damages from Diane Warren, the prolific songwriter who is credited with penning "Look Away," which topped the US singles chart in late 1988.
Then do a series of reinforcements for "look away, look away, look away, look away" before uncovering it again.
In always look away, the majority of stars float along the left side.
This gives us almost a whole year to understand why despite warning we can't stop watching, why our hope will not be squashed, and why, after yet another promised unfortunate event, we cannot heed the advice to look away.
Dis worl' was made in jiss six days, An' finished up in various ways; Look away! Look away!
If there are any impressionable youngsters reading this, please look away now.
REGULAR users of the A55 'expressway' across North Wales look away now.
If you think dressing up dogs is cruel then look away now, because at.
Correction, we did look away, but only because some of the photos-like a face covered in live bees--were so gross.
Indeed, McIlwain said that while soaring city prices is the push-factor that drives moderate-income residents to look away from the Big Apple, the pull-factor is artists already populating low-income communities and establishing a vogue, turning peripheral places largely for the poor into trend-spots.
For men, she realized, as she recounts in her debut book, Self-made Man, "to look away is to accept the status quo, to leave each man to his tiny sphere of influence, the small buffer of pride and poise that surrounds and keeps him." If she could learn "such an important secret" about the unspoken codes of masculine behavior in that one night, what could she uncover if she passed as a man for a longer period of time?
2.10 Southwell, 1m Jockey Graham Gibbons Trainer Ed McMahon (pictured) Forecast SP 7-2Why this is significant Headgear and different tactics seemed to draw improvement from Now Look Away at Wolverhampton last time.