The Trojans, Tuscans, and Arcadian line, With equal courage obviate their design.
To level this, the bold Italians join; The wary Trojans obviate their design; With weighty stones o’erwhelm their troops below, Shoot thro’ the loopholes, and sharp jav’lins throw.
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There was supposed to be a presentation about the future of CircleMoney—a way to send all online purchases through the Circle and, eventually, obviate the need for paper currency at all—but then the presentation was cancelled.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
A useful and graciously austere half-light which dissipates puerile fears and obviates falls.