look away


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Verb1.look away - avert one's gaze; "She looked away when the nurse pricked her arm with the needle"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
Translations

w>look away

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(person)wegsehen
the house looks away from the seadas Haus liegt vom Meer abgewendet
References in classic literature ?
Intoxicating joy is it for the sufferer to look away from his suffering and forget himself.
The creator wished to look away from himself,--thereupon he created the world.
But at the fountain, filling the glass, she was impelled to look at him again--but for no more than an instant, for this time she found his eyes already upon her, waiting to meet hers, while on his face was a frankness of interest that caused her quickly to look away.
I was obliged to look away from him--or I should have lost my self-control.
It lay in her lap--she was not even able to look away from him long enough to thread her needle.
"I'd have stayed up there for three days, I wasn't going to look away."
HELEN McCrory has said she had to look away from the "disgustingly violent" first episode of the new series of Peaky Blinders.
It is very violent and it's really horrible and you should look away. I've only seen episode one, and there's a whole bit...
Peaky Blinders will return to BBC for a fifth series later this month - and one of its stars says it is so violent she had to look away when watching the first episode.
PEAKY Blinders star Helen McCrory has said she had to look away during the "disgustingly violent" first episode of the new series.
Your recent editorial on the crisis on our southern border ("Don't look away from concentration camps" NCR, June 28-July 11) concludes with the stirring declaration, "We cannot look away"
India, July 4 -- You might have noticed during video calls that the person you are video-calling has the tendency to look away from the screen.