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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
What, going so soon?" he continued, as the Fox began to turn away as soon as he had heard the news.
"I was in prison in England when suddenly the Pope arrives in Ireland and speaks to these men, asking them to turn away from violence and make a new life.
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, a manager for a refuge in Sunderland, said: "I spent last weekend trying to work out which woman to turn away.
Christopher Scott, 33, told the other pupils to turn away before twisting the child's arm, one girl told a court yesterday.
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."
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.
Bray's Women's Refuge had to turn away 873 victims seeking help.
Resisting stereotypes while refusing to turn away from hard truths is the work of NO!, which it handily accomplishes.