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 ?
he continued, as the Fox began to turn away as soon as he had heard the news.
Many of the 40 refuge managers surveyed said they were often forced to turn away women with physical disabilities, mental health problems or because they had too many children with them.
Clare Phillipson, manager for a refuge in Sunderland, said: "I spent last weekend trying to work out which woman to turn away.
Some practices have had to turn away vulnerable people this week as the death toll from the virus continued to rise.
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.
3 : to turn away from <Do not depart from your chosen path.
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.
Bray's Women's Refuge had to turn away 873 victims seeking help.