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evade
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Middlemarch
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  • "Dorothea is learning to read the characters simply," said Mr. Casaubon, evading the question.
  • "It was Bowyer who did it," said Mr. Standish, evasively.

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  • "Some little nervous shock," said Lydgate, evasively.
  • I have been shutting myself up and resting," said Will, feeling himself a sneak, but seeing no alternative to this evasion.
  • And since its appearance near London, we may well besiege the Mercy-seat for our protection," said Mr. Bulstrode, not intending to evade Lydgate’s allusion, but really preoccupied with alarms about himself.
  • But Dagley, only the more inclined to "have his say" with a gentleman who walked away from him, followed at once, with Fag slouching at his heels and sullenly evading some small and probably charitable advances on the part of Monk.

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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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