He could not avoid contrasting this behaviour with his past preaching.
"In truth, my father, I wished to avoid the pain of parting," rejoined Philæmon.
He resolved to be as prudent as possible, and avoid, as far as he could, any altercation with Haley.
Avoid me—place yourself in the condition of my opponent, and beware.
I shall at least avoid, by that means, the unsisterly ...