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as in:  evade the enemy

The robber evaded the police and blended into the crowd.
  physically avoid or get away from; or: said of something that is hard to obtain
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evasion evade evasive evading evaded evades evader evasions evasiveness evasively
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  • The robber evaded the police and blended into the crowd.
  • This difficult idea seems to evade her
  • ...if the evasion worked all right and he managed to...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • And her strategy has been to evade, not attack.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • ...suddenly he caught her face between his two hands and kissed her, before really she could evade him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I hurried from the girls’ locker room, pleased to find that I had successfully evaded my retriever friend for the moment.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • The men in his legions worshipped him not only for his courage and cunning but for his uncanny ability— to evade death even when facing appalling odds.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He fights recklessly, almost frenziedly, and I easily evade his assault.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • When a prisoner of style escapes it’s called an evasion.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • ...we’ll all evade together.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • Don’t stop now; don’t fool around here, and the evasion booming along so handsome; man the sweeps, and set her loose!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Helene has followed me out of the mess hall, but the fog helps me evade her.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The first time I catched Tom private I asked him what was his idea, time of the evasion?
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The event evades explanation
  • his evasion of all his creditors
  • If he is in superior strength, evade him.
    Sun, Tzu  --  The Art of War
  • By diving I could evade the bullets and, swimming vigorously, reach the bank, take to the woods and get away home.
    Bierce, Ambrose  --  An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
  • If you try to evade me, I’ll stop you, if it’s by the hair, and raise the very stones against you
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
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