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Example sentence:

Mary shifted her hands from the chair to her eyes, keeping away every particle of light.

Is there such word?

  • Blocking? – Lawrence Oct 13 '17 at 7:36
  • deflecting? maybe – smatterer Oct 13 '17 at 7:44
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Take your pick from the following synonyms:

Mary shifted her hands from the chair to her eyes, thwarting every particle of light.

Mary shifted her hands from the chair to her eyes, barricading every particle of light.

Mary shifted her hands from the chair to her eyes, occluding every particle of light.

Mary shifted her hands from the chair to her eyes, parrying every particle of light.

Mary shifted her hands from the chair to her eyes, suppressing every particle of light.

If I were reading your sentence, in a book, I think, 'suppressing' would read well.

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