Those who claim to respect international law cannot avert their eyes when those laws are flouted.
Second, he could follow the great tradition of past Speakers and look across the aisle for the votes to avert disaster.
Sometimes, you have to push an ugly non-violent solution aggressively to avert the worse, violent option.
This is pretty close to a circular firing squad as Boehner scrambles to find 218 votes to avert fiscal Armaggeddon.
That is the nightmare scenario that Lanier knows all the good will she has built may not be able to avert.
I am now happy, if by my death, as by my life, I can avert from her evil that otherwise might overtake her.
If they tremble down the fine-skinned cheek, let us avert our gaze.
From that fate in the end only Lynborough himself could rescue her; only the man who threatened her with it could avert it.
I did all that in honor could be done to avert the war, but without avail.
The steersman whirled his wheel swiftly in the apparent endeavor to avert a collision.