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  • noun Plural form of averter.

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Examples

  • Against fearful Dreams, Redness, &c. When you have used all good means and helps of alteratives, averters, diminutives, yet there will be still certain accidents to be corrected and amended, as waking, fearful dreams, flushing in the face to some ruddiness, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • "They are holy angels upon the earth, authors of good, averters of evil, the guardians of speech-gifted men"?

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Beneficent, averters of ills, guardians of mortal men.

    The CRATYLUS

  • O ye Gods, may ye be averters of these ills, and grant to the children of Œdipus some means of agreement.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Most of the amulets, even of modern times, the lucky trinkets, the averters of the "Evil Eye," the practices and devices for securing good luck in love and sport, in curing bodily ills or mental distress, in attaining material prosperity, or a continuation of existence after death, are survivals of this ancient and persistent striving after those objects which our earliest forefathers called collectively the "givers of life".

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • But in Bombay they say that their favourite and only living gods are their bread-winners and averters of hunger, the drum, the rope and the balancing-pole.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala

  • Beneficent averters of ills, guardians of mortal men. '

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world

  • 'They are holy angels upon the earth, authors of good, averters of evil, the guardians of speech-gifted men'?

    The Republic

  • 'But now that fate has closed over this race They are holy demons upon the earth, Beneficent, averters of ills, guardians of mortal men.'

    Cratylus

  • When sitting in court holding a levee, the king invariably has in attendance several women, Wabandwa, evil-eye averters or sorcerers.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

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