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1) Civil war was only averted by negotiation, or rather by Edward's virtual surrender.

2) Dacre's appearance in the High Court was only averted by a few days.

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3) A bloodbath was only averted when local party officials themselves ordered the troops to pull back.

4) Socrates quietly refused, his death averted only by the overthrow of the Tyrants soon afterwards.

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5) A coup was only averted when Castelo Branco agreed to support the military's reform program.

6) War was averted only when traders and Indian agents advanced credit to send part of the promised gifts.

7) A collision was only averted because one of the pilots made evasive maneuvers based on a visual judgement.

8) The fall of the government was averted only after agreement on a watered-down version of the amendment.

9) A major fire was only averted by the quick action of Vigilant's Chief Engineer, Alan Gregory.

10) However, as noted above, other failures were only averted by infusions of capital from the fund sponsors.

11) Catastrophe was only averted due to the timely efforts of the entire Dai-Guard team and Shirota's unexpected defection.

12) The song over, the crowd grows unruly again, and violence is averted only by the Lieutenant's arrival.

13) Disaster was averted only by cool-headed individuals gambling that the alert was caused by a glitch and not an actual attack.

14) By the 1470s the hospital masters and bursars not only averted bankruptcy, but accrued a surplus to spend on expansion.

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15) Enacting such a deal, they said, would not only avert the cliff, but would also boost market confidence and perhaps spur economic growth.

16) As for the Americans, the landing on OMAHA Beach had been a near-disaster averted only by the courage of unsung sailors and soldiers.

17) The Manga Magi - Labyrinth of Magic not only averts this – it's also made a cause in one of the Arc!

18) The senators, shocked at this, went to help the lictor, but were also pushed away, and a greater disturbance was only averted by the timely intervention of the consuls.

19) A full-scale riot was only averted by the arrival of local British police and representatives of the British management team, who managed to calm the workers.

20) A full-scale mutiny was averted only by the fact that on 26 September 1821 they reached a large river which was undoubtedly the Coppermine.

21) An accident was narrowly averted only a few minutes later as "Titanic" passed the moored liners SS "City of New York" and "Oceanic".

22) He was, however, vanquished by Conrad, and could only avert the sacking of his villages by ceding Bechtolsheim and Mommenheim to the Hohenfels sideline.

23) In 1932, Austria beat Italy, as did the Czechs, while a defeat to Hungary was only averted because of a missed penalty.

24) In 1538–39 relations between Roman Catholics and Protestants became strained almost to the breaking-point, and war was averted only by the Frankfort Respite.

25) Charles Groves took over as Musical Director in 1951, but a rising annual deficit and termination of players' contracts caused a crisis, averted only by support from the Winter Gardens Society.

26) Asquith's efforts over Irish Home Rule nearly provoked a civil war in Ireland over the province of Ulster, only averted by the outbreak of a European war.

27) Even larger epidemics in the post-war chaos of Europe were only averted by the widespread use of the newly discovered DDT to kill the lice on millions of refugees and displaced persons.

28) A players' strike was averted only after a top-level six-hour meeting last week, but Fry revealed some players were still not happy with their pay-slips, allegedly short of £60.

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