In short, he had weight, and might be expected to grapple with a disease and throw it; while Dr. Minchin might be better able to detect it lurking and to circumvent it.
In less than an hour, Mrs. Cadwallader had circumvented Mrs. Carter and driven to Freshitt Hall, which was not far from her own parsonage, her husband being resident in Freshitt and keeping a curate in Tipton.
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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.