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  • Marty started lifting his hands in the universal warding-off gesture, as if flesh and bone could stop a bullet.

    30 Days Of Night

  • In a dramatic turn, Silko writes of coming upon a piece of construction equipment down in a wash, the kind of yellow machine on which Abbey encouraged desert dwellers to practice unauthorized maintenance, and of battling it by painting warding-off symbols taught to her by those Star Beings.

    A novelist explores her desert habitat

  • It was a warding-off stance, the icy pose on a sarcophagus.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • He had also come to but he held his hands before him in a warding-off gesture. was a mask of dread.

    Step into Chaos

  • He barely had time to make a warding-off motion with his hands.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • But it hadn't been against _their_ capacity to put two and two together that she had instinctively thrown up that warding-off arm, which hadn't at all warded off attention, but rather drawn it hard and scrutinizing, in spite of those down-dropped sharp eyes.

    The Brimming Cup

  • There was only a frightened little pleading, a warding-off, as of some unknown, threatening danger.

    The Tangled Threads

  • Stimulus packages, industry friendly monetary policies and massive liquidity injections, time and again by the central banks of many countries were unsuccessful in warding-off this problem, which had snow-balled into a global crisis.

    News Centre@myiris.com India's Most Comprehensive Financial Destination

  • _grigris_, or fetiches, whose chief use is the warding-off or cure of disease.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • “I’m not talking about technology,” Troi said, holding up a hand almost in a “warding-off” gesture.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

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