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  • Steerforth evaded the question for a little while; looking in scorn and anger on his opponent, and remaining silent.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had some shadowy idea of endeavouring to evade the question, by replying that I thought him a very nice gentleman; but my aunt was not to be so put off, for she laid her work down in her lap, and said, folding her hands upon it: 'Come!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Stay there!' she said, 'or I'll proclaim you to the house, and the whole street! If you try to evade me, I'll stop you, if it's by the hair, and raise the very stones against you!' A frightened murmur was the only reply that reached my ears.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'You are not busy, Mr. Heep?' said Traddles, whose eye the cunning red eye accidentally caught, as it at once scrutinized and evaded us.  (not reviewed by editor)

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