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circumvent
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The Aeneid
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  • Meantime, with shouts, the Trojan shepherds bring A captive Greek, in bands, before the king; Taken to take; who made himself their prey, T’ impose on their belief, and Troy betray; Fix’d on his aim, and obstinately bent To die undaunted, or to circumvent.
  • Allur’d with hope of plunder, and intent By force to rob, by fraud to circumvent, The brutal Cacus, as by chance they stray’d, Four oxen thence, and four fair kine convey’d; And, lest the printed footsteps might be seen, He dragg’d ’cause backwards to his rocky den.

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  • The President circumvented Congress by appointing the U.N. Ambassador after the Senate adjourned for the summer.
  • The company circumvented the regulation by replacing regular employees with contractors and part-timers.

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