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evade
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Anna Karenina
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  • Everyone was kind and civil, but the point evaded seemed to crop up again in the end, and again to bar the way.
  • The waiter, who was busy with a party of engineers dining in the dining hall, came several times with an irate countenance in answer to her summons, and could not avoid carrying out her orders, as she gave them with such gracious insistence that there was no evading her.

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  • "Perhaps so," said Levin evasively; "but I don’t see it.

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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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