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look aside

To turn one's head away from someone or something. I looked aside as the coroner drew the covering back, unable to bring myself to look upon my poor friend's body. My father kept trying to catch my eye from the audience throughout the panel discussion, so I eventually had to look aside and act as if I hadn't noticed him.
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look aside

to look to one side; to turn one's head aside so as not to see someone or something. As I approached, he looked aside, pretending not to recognize me. She looked aside, hoping I wouldn't see her.
See also: aside, look
References in classic literature ?
Boris, with one leg crossed over the other and stroking his left hand with the slender fingers of his right, listened to Rostov as a general listens to the report of a subordinate, now looking aside and now gazing straight into Rostov's eyes with the same veiled look.
Looking aside at Clifford's face, and seeing the dim, unsatisfactory elegance and the intellect almost quenched, she would try to inquire what had been his life.
At length, looking aside to see if he has made himself intelligible, he finds that he is alone.
Now while Hermes went to the cave in the rock and began to drive out the strong cattle, the son of Leto, looking aside, saw the cowhides on the sheer rock.
"What do people generally say?" muttered Svidrigailov, as though speaking to himself, looking aside and bowing his head.
The demolitions will be a litmus test to both the national and county governments that have for decades been accused of looking aside to allow developments on riparian reserves, especially those owned by wealthy politicians and government officials.
She was moving her hands and legs; she was looking aside,' explained Mr Oduor.
Yet, looking aside of the multilateral maelstrom, the euro has put in a remarkable performance.
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