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 ?
'It's VERY provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg-- VERY!'
'Some people,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking away from her as usual, 'have no more sense than a baby!'
Rigg, quietly, without looking away from the window.
Older adults performed just as well as younger adults in tests involving looking away from an object appearing on the screen.
Notice, too, how skipper Tom Bach, fellow defender Tommy Morren and goalkeeper Sam Cooper are all looking away from the camera, apparently disinterested.
Dr Natasha Merat of Leeds University's Institute for Transport Studies said: "Looking away from the road can lead to increased brake reaction time and likelihood of straying out of your lane."
Pilkington, though, said: "Our plan at the start of the season was to survive and we are not looking away from that because if you take your eye off it then you start doing things you are not supposed to do.
A movie to make you avoid tattooed men in shades for the rest of your life, David Cronenberg's latest effort is a gruesome and totally gripping affair, even if you may spend large chunks of it looking away from the screen.
enemies as everyone else's enemies, looking away from ourselves,
Sam's story is inspirational and Hallman makes us cry but also makes us stop looking away from superficial oddities.
The Russian is initiated by looking away from the tie-up.
Developers are looking away from traditional hotspot locations below 96th Street to procure prime Harlem locations heretofore undervalued, properties that are now leaping off-market at a furious pace.
Betty is a potrait of sorts, painted from a photograph of the artist's daughter posed, like Ingres' The Bather at Valpincon, 1808, so that she is looking away from the viewer.
Redknapp appeared to be looking away from the direction from which Cahill is coming.
From the coil-glide position [ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO 3 OMITTED], the pitcher steps forward onto an imaginary 45 [degrees] line (the white chalk line in [ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO 4 OMITTED]) and throws to the first baseman [ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO 5 OMITTED] without ever looking away from the runner.