Thesaurus / evasive
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“They are free from all pain,” was the evasive answer; but it seemed to satisfy her.
SALT WATERW. H. G. KINGSTON
His questions on this point to his mother it was evident gave her pain, and were always met by some evasive answer.
THE ENGLISH SPYBERNARD BLACKMANTLE
Gwen groaned as she remembered her sister's conscious looks and evasive replies.
THE YOUNGEST GIRL IN THE FIFTHANGELA BRAZIL
David could not hold back a flush; no evasive reply was waiting at his lips.
TO HIM THAT HATHLEROY SCOTT
His speeches, however, were evasive and contained much special pleading as well as misstatement.
ABRAHAM LINCOLNWILLIAM ELEROY CURTIS
But how mass the forces of a masterful spirit against an evasive square?
OSWALD LANGDONCARSON JAY LEE
When they applied to the Republican Central Committee, to their amazement, they were put off with an evasive answer.
THE LIFE AND WORK OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY (VOLUME 2 OF 2)IDA HUSTED HARPER
Sometimes that faint, indistinct, evasive scent of you in the room has almost driven me out of my head.
TOLD IN A FRENCH GARDENMILDRED ALDRICH
“I hardly know the person myself,” was the smiling and evasive reply.
DAVID DUNNEBELLE KANARIS MANIATES
He fought hard against his inclination to give an evasive one.
THE HONOUR OF THE CLINTONSARCHIBALD MARSHALL
WORDS RELATED TO EVASIVE
- faking one out
- not straightforward
- playing games
- playing politics
- put on
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