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How to use avoid in a sentence

The executive wondered whether his employer could prevent him from taking the trip, or if he’d have to avoid returning to the office afterward.
33 STATES HAVE INSTITUTED POST-TRAVEL COVID QUARANTINES—POSING A DILEMMA FOR EXECUTIVESJEFFJULY 23, 2020FORTUNE
I then made a line of small piles of ricotta stuffing, before folding over the pasta and squeezing out air pockets to avoid the raviolis bursting in the boiling water.
WITH FOOD TOURISM IN CRISIS, VIRTUAL PASTA AND PAELLA COURSES TAKE OFFBERNHARD WARNERJULY 18, 2020FORTUNE
Because of coronavirus fears, many people have switched to using credit cards and mobile payments to avoid handling money.
WHY IS THERE A COIN SHORTAGE IN THE U.S.?DANIELLE ABRILJULY 18, 2020FORTUNE
The state has released about 10,000 inmates early to avoid crowding because of the pandemic, and another 8,000 could be released by August.
CALIFORNIA IS FACING A WILDFIRE FIGHTER SHORTAGE BECAUSE PRISONERS ARE GETTING SICK WITH COVIDNICOLE GOODKINDJULY 15, 2020FORTUNE
For example, it can allow households to avoid home foreclosure, evictions and car repossession.
BANKRUPTCY COURTS ILL-PREPARED FOR TSUNAMI OF PEOPLE GOING BROKE FROM CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWNLGBTQ-EDITORJULY 12, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Walkers and joggers politely cross the street to avoid proximity to each other.
ARE WE ALL OCD NOW, WITH OBSESSIVE HAND-WASHING AND TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION?LGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 15, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
He had not estimated that if Jean Baptiste sought his wife secretly, it must have been because he wished to avoid him.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
But I always suspected it was a stratagem on his part to avoid playing, and that nothing really ailed him.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
But it was my only chance then; or rather I had seen enough of business to avoid making mistakes when I could.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
She stopped, and turned to face him, an incredible shyness seeming to cause her to avoid his gaze.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
Choose the synonym for sorry
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WORDS RELATED TO AVOID

  • abandon
  • abstain
  • avoid
  • break off
  • cease
  • discontinue
  • end
  • forbear
  • give over
  • give up
  • halt
  • have done with
  • knock off
  • leave off
  • not do
  • pause
  • quit
  • relinquish
  • resign
  • surcease
  • suspend
  • yield
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