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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DODGE

I dodge discrimination, and characterize them en masse by negations.

Then they may change their idea and be up to some dodge that we can't fathom.

He does not shuffle or prevaricate, dodge or skulk; but is honest, upright, and straightforward.

Mr. Dodge, now is the time to show that your name and nature are not identical.

It was Mr. Dodge, begging to be admitted on a matter of business.

So I s'pose, sir; nobody is better at guessing and divining than Mr. Dodge.

You stick up for the people, Mr. Dodge, or to the old category?

I wish, captain, we could make Mr. Dodge a little less of a republican.

Nor did Mr. Dodge greatly colour the truth in making this statement.

Mr. Monday and Mr. Dodge were invited by signs to be seated, and refreshments were offered.

WORD ORIGIN

"to move to and fro" (especially in an effort to avoid something), 1560s, origin and sense evolution obscure, perhaps akin to Scottish dodd "to jog." Common from early 18c. in figurative sense of "to swindle, to play shifting tricks." Related: Dodged; dodging.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DODGE

artifice

nounhoax; clever act
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