To turn away

To dismiss from service; to discard; as, to turn away a servant.
To avert; as, to turn away wrath or evil.

See also: Turn, Turn

References in classic literature ?
The little man pointed inland, so that the giant was forced to turn away from the others to look in the direction indicated.
Norah's face was the first to change; Norah's head was the first to turn away.
Tears came to my eyes, so that I was forced to turn away that I might hide my emotions.
She gave no sign that she had heard, though the expression of her eyes changed to one of inexpressible loathing as she started to turn away.
It was Mr Allworthy's custom never to punish any one, not even to turn away a servant, in a passion.
A BIRMINGHAM hospital forced to turn away 70 sick children a month because of a beds crisis has turned itself around from crisis point.
In the communique issued from their 2000 meeting in Portugal, the primates of the Anglican Communion said: "We are conscious that we all stand together at the foot of the Cross of Jesus Christ, so we know that to turn away from each other would be to turn away from the Cross.
via email I FIND it unbelievable that one polling station had to turn away voters because they ran out of ballot papers.
Cathy Warwick, general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said it was right to turn away women if safety could be compromised but the reasons needed examining closely.
SHADOW home secretary Chris Grayling yesterday faced calls for his sacking after he said bed and breakfasts run by Christians should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of their sexuality.
Recently, the North Tyneside 10k closed its entries at 2,000 and the Blaydon Race, with a limit of 4,000, had to turn away around 400 would-be hopefuls.
Mrs Robinson condemned the assault but added: "I have a lovely psychiatrist to help homosexuals trying to turn away from what they are engaged in.