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evade
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  • Steerforth evaded the question for a little while; looking in scorn and anger on his opponent, and remaining silent.
  • 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!

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  • ’You are not busy, Mr. Heep?’ said Traddles, whose eye the cunning red eye accidentally caught, as it at once scrutinized and evaded us.
  • If you try to evade me, I’ll stop you, if it’s by the hair, and raise the very stones against you!’

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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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