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evade
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Nicholas Nickleby
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evade
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • 'I said, letting alone the risk,' replied Squeers, evasively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • '"No," replied the figure evasively; "but I am always present."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why, how many lies, what mean and abject evasions, what humbled behaviour from upstarts who, but for my money, would spurn me aside as they do their betters every day, would that ten thousand pounds have brought me in!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Of her, however, Mr Lillyvick took no notice: rather striving (so, at least, it seemed to Newman Noggs) to evade her observation, and to shrink into himself whenever he attracted her regards.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This was a puzzling inquiry; but Newman evaded it, by replying to Mr Lillyvick, that he thought the baby might possibly come like him in time.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr Pluck was about to return some evasive reply, when the hustle caused by a party entering the next box seemed to attract the attention of all four gentlemen, who exchanged glances of much meaning.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nicholas hazarded one or two further remarks, but it was evident that Tim Linkinwater had his own reasons for evading the subject, and that he was determined to afford no further information respecting the fair unknown, who had awakened so much curiosity in the breast of his young friend.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Send for him, sir, and ask him what he has to say; he's the man; not me!"' 'What document was it that you had?' asked Ralph, evading, for the moment, the point just raised.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: evade the enemy
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