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Great Expectations
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  • Don't evade the question.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Any one might have seen in her haggard face that there was no suppression or evasion so far.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I think," said Joe, after meditating a long time, and looking rather evasively at the window-seat, "as I did hear tell that how he were something or another in a general way in that direction."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Being here presently denounced, he had for a time succeeded in evading the officers of Justice, but being at length seized while in the act of flight, he had resisted them, and had—he best knew whether by express design, or in the blindness of his hardihood—caused the death of his denouncer, to whom his whole career was known.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "By whom?" said I. "I wouldn't go into that," said Wemmick, evasively, "it might clash with official responsibilities.  (not reviewed by editor)

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