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circumvent
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Moby Dick
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  • So utterly lost was he to all sense of reverence for the many marvels of their majestic bulk and mystic ways; and so dead to anything like an apprehension of any possible danger from encountering them; that in his poor opinion, the wondrous whale was but a species of magnified mouse, or at least water-rat, requiring only a little circumvention and some small application of time and trouble in order to kill and boil.
  • He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.

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  • The President circumvented Congress by appointing the U.N. Ambassador after the Senate adjourned for the summer.
  • The company circumvented the regulation by replacing regular employees with contractors and part-timers.

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