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.
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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.
See also: away, look
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His eye fell on Pierre's large and striking figure, and in the expression with which he frowned and looked away Pierre thought he detected sympathy and a desire to conceal that sympathy.
He looked away from me, but I recited my speech about thirty roubles, et cetera, et cetera, of which, at first, he failed to catch the meaning.
But Starbuck looked away. With a blow from the top-maul Ahab knocked off the steel head of the lance, and then handing to the mate the long iron rod remaining, bade him hold it upright, without its touching the deck.
It looked over its shoulder quickly with my movement, then looked away again.
"I saw it yesterday and it put me in mind of what I have long wanted to do," he said, and again he looked away over the head of the boy with the wavering, uncertain stare in his eyes.
He glanced quickly at Sally, he wondered what she was thinking, and then looked away again.
And his eyes -- but Anne shuddered and looked away. There was nothing romantic about this.
For a moment he looked away from his own work and took the opportunity to light a fresh cigarette.
His lips were sternly compressed, and his eyes looked away from her.
Lucille looked away from the Prince with a little shudder.
Yet every time he looked at her, and her eyes met his, he felt painful embarrassment, and would have looked away had not her eyes dropped so quickly.
"When we faced up and looked into each other's eyes, Kovalev wasn't focused and then he looked away.
But really now, already-resigned to keeping a tight rein on my feelings, I sulkingly looked away, as her voice, like a send-to-all e-mail, bansheed its way into my head.
Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh: It was a moment that neither of them had looked forward to and, expectedly, one of them looked away when the moment came.
I smiled at the cashier, he looked away then peeked at me from the corner of his eye and with the other eye kept a steady glance on the bank guard.