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evade
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Jane Eyre
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  • The answer was evasive.
  • That is no answer; or rather it is a very irritating, because a very evasive one.

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  • I seem to have received, with full force, the blow I had been trying to evade.
  • Up the blood rushed to his face; forth flashed the fire from his eyes; erect he sprang; he held his arms out; but I evaded the embrace, and at once quitted the room.

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as in: evade the enemy Define
physically avoid or get away from; or: said of something that is hard to obtain
as in: evade the question Define
to avoid or try to avoid either a responsibility or telling the whole truth
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