For the moment, if it ever was a serious possibility, an Israeli strike has been averted.
The hold-your-nose solution may have been ugly, but the Apocalypse was averted.
A conflict with the cops had been averted in full view of television cameras.
There was even an effort to set off bombs disguised as fire extinguishers in New York City, which was averted only by luck.
We also averted potential really catastrophic problems with critical infrastructure.
Her eyes were averted, and she withdrew her hand quietly but gently, as not upbraiding him.
Had Mrs. Bines been above talking to low people, a catastrophe might have been averted.
Julia averted her eyes, and blushed scarlet, but placed her hand in that of the count just as her mother entered the apartment.
She averted her head, plucking at the strands of the hammock.
Hurriedly resuming his walk, Oliver passed Loman with averted eyes, and went on his way.