turning away

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Noun1.turning away - deliberately avoidingturning away - deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
aversion, averting - the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
escape - an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
near thing - something that barely avoids failure or disaster
References in classic literature ?
Then go, and sin no more,' replied I, turning away.
Once more Hamel descended from the little train, and, turning away from St.
A carriage which appeared to have been standing there, was just turning away from the sidewalk.
Newman, turning away, took a few turns about the room and then came back.