circumvented

[ sur-kuhm-vent, sur-kuhm-vent ]SEE DEFINITION OF circumvented
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These notaries now advise as to the best way the law may be circumvented.

To be circumvented by cunning must ever be the fate, but never the disgrace, of the artless.'

Ben here told me how she circumvented him at the Astor House over in York.

Guards and patrols could be evaded, or circumvented, but the hounds could not.

Peter had circumvented him by marrying Lucy; the time had arrived for him to overcome Peter.

For these love to consult, the other (fearing to be circumvented,) to strike first.

He knew that Dicky had circumvented him, and had warned the Bank.

What, you thought you had a new place, Purday, and circumvented us!

Afterwards I circumvented it by weighting it with a stone or propping it up.

In every attempt they had made to spend their money they had been looked into and circumvented.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to surround by hostile stratagem," from Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire "to get around, be around, encircle, surround," in figurative sense "to oppress, assail, cheat," from circum "around" (see circum-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "to go round" is from 1840. Related: Circumvented; circumventing.

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