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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESCHEW

He did not eschew work because he was lazy, it seemed; but he saw no use in it.

To eschew strife and bragging, spite and greed, would that be love?

Sweet children, let your delight be courtesy, and eschew rudeness.

You're surely not going to eschew the higher mammals, like our respected father-in-law?

It is not hard to eschew cognac and claret, but there is no cure for "buzzing."

These the mere romanticist must eschew, if he do not wish to offend or to disgust.

Eschew that friend, if thou art wise, who consorts with thy enemies.

Perhaps translators from the Greek have a singular temptation to eschew.

They are matters, in fact, which it behooves even the old and the wary to eschew.

Hence it is quite necessary to eschew all condiments altogether.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French eschiver "shun, eschew, avoid, dispense with," from Frankish *skiuhan "dread, avoid, shun," from Proto-Germanic *skeukhwaz (cf. Old High German sciuhen "to avoid, escape," German scheuen "to fear, shun, shrink from," scheu "shy, timid"); see shy (v.). Related: Eschewed; eschewing. Italian schivare "to avoid, shun, protect from," schivo "shy, bashful" also are loan words from West Germanic.

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