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evade
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Hedda Gabler
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as in: evade the question Define
to avoid or try to avoid either a responsibility or telling the whole truth
  • HEDDA:  What sort of a man is your husband, Thea?  I mean—you know—in everyday life. Is he kind to you?

    MRS. ELVSTED:  [Evasively.]  I am sure he means well in everything.

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  • She evaded his question by asking one of her own.
  • She evaded the questions skillfully.

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  • [Evasively.

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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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