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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EVADING

"You are evading the main point, Rushton," said the superintendent.

"I congratulate you on your success in evading it," observed Brentwick, undisturbed.

Low-lying alligator, evading the eyesight and discouraging hope!

But, evading him, she towered, lean and malevolent as a fury.

He had often said he would surrender to his pursuers rather than kill his mount in evading them.

"I guess that does sound funny," he admitted, evading her indignant eye.

"He's from this side of Banagher, sir," said Malone, evading the question.

He had wormed this fact out of her by that time because Flora had got tired of evading the question.

"It is the accent of Naples, signora," said he, evading her question.

I did not wish to be quarantined, and determined on evading it.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "escape," from Middle French evader, from Latin evadere "to escape, get away," from ex- "away" (see ex-) + vadere "to go, walk" (see vamoose). Related: Evaded; evading. Special sense of "escape by trickery" is from 1530s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EVADING

loafing

adjectiveostensibly employed, but wasting time
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