- She evaded his question by asking one of her own.
- She evaded the questions skillfully.
- They tend to evade their responsibilities
- his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
- To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.
- As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.
- Expectations, evaluations, internal evasions
Fly out of me like puddles of blood from a wound
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
- PROCTOR, evading: I—have no knowledge in that line.
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
- "That’s exactly the kind of topic Haymitch told me to steer clear of," I say evasively,
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
- She is right about my evasiveness.
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Nicholas Sparks -- The Notebook
- Which brings me back to my question—the one you so cleverly evaded.
Alex Flinn -- Beastly
- BIFF [evasively]: I’m not hateful, Mom.
Arthur Miller -- Death of a Salesman
- In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
- "I don’t know yet," she said evasively.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Bend in the Road
- "I thought we were past all the evasiveness," I grumbled.
Stephenie Meyer -- Twilight
- ...he found Kemerer as respectful and evasive as ever.
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
- Though he was cannily evasive on personal details, she was gathering information.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
- 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.
Henrik Ibsen -- Hedda Gabler
- ...you are free to think or to evade that effort.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
- Enraged at the evasion of the jinn, the Coven no longer cared for fey secrets.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
- I know I evade it, as many men—perhaps most men—do evade thinking their way through their greatest perplexity.
Dickens, Charles -- Our Mutual Friend
- It is a claim which she cannot evade or deny.
Oppenheim, E. Phillips -- The Yellow Crayon
- "I assure you I haven’t the slightest wish to evade my obligations," she said steadily.
Conrad, Joseph -- Chance
- He had never before been convicted of a lie, and all the resources of evasion failed him.
Wharton, Edith -- Ethan Frome
- Any one might have seen in her haggard face that there was no suppression or evasion so far.
Dickens, Charles -- Great Expectations
- It was equally repugnant to her to accept the evasion offered by this delicate deception.
Dumas, Alexandre -- The Man in the Iron Mask
- So, in regard to disagreeable and formidable things, prudence does not consist in evasion or in flight, but in courage.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo -- Essays, First Series