To better see all uses of the word
Gulliver's Travels
please enable javascript.

Used In
Gulliver's Travels
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • I evaded the question by general answers; "that I had satisfied the Emperor and court in all particulars."
  • After much debate, they concluded unanimously, that I was only relplum scalcath, which is interpreted literally lusus naturae; a determination exactly agreeable to the modern philosophy of Europe, whose professors, disdaining the old evasion of occult causes, whereby the followers of Aristotle endeavoured in vain to disguise their ignorance, have invented this wonderful solution of all difficulties, to the unspeakable advancement of human knowledge.

  • There are no more uses of "evade" in the book.

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading