look away (from someone or something)

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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.
See also: away, look, someone

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.
See also: away, look
References in classic literature ?
The creator wished to look away from himself,--thereupon he created the world.
Intoxicating joy is it for the sufferer to look away from his suffering and forget himself.
I was obliged to look away from him--or I should have lost my self-control.
It lay in her lap--she was not even able to look away from him long enough to thread her needle.
HELEN McCrory has said she had to look away from the "disgustingly violent" first episode of the new series of Peaky Blinders.
Your recent editorial on the crisis on our southern border ("Don't look away from concentration camps" NCR, June 28-July 11) concludes with the stirring declaration, "We cannot look away"
India, July 4 -- You might have noticed during video calls that the person you are video-calling has the tendency to look away from the screen.
While Maneka Gandhi chose to look away from her estranged niece, Priyanka Gandhi waved out -- onlookers say that she waved to the crowds while Congress sources say that she waved out to her aunt.
But younger adults acknowledged more often than older adults when they failed to look away from the object.
And our country cannot look away from the children taken from their parents.
If she does try to get it, wait for her to look away from the cube--click and treat.
I could not look away from a friend who was shot four times in the chest.
says motorists shouldn't have to look away from the road for more than two seconds to operate dashboard controls.
It just shows that you can't look away from a pram," he said.
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.