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  • They could do whatever they wanted to me for circumventing orders.†   (source)
  • And not for the first time, the Baron wondered if there ever would come a day when the Guild might be circumvented.†   (source)
  • She attempted to establish a system of communication with Blanca that would allow them to circumvent the terrible delays of the postal system, but telepathy did not always work and she was never sure how the message would be received.†   (source)
  • He ordered him to circumvent all the legal procedures so that the burial could take place that same afternoon and with the greatest discretion.†   (source)
  • My father did, in any case, rapidly discover a way to circumvent the limitations on his effectiveness implied by the stricture that he should carry no laden trays.†   (source)
  • In order to circumvent the restrictions, I offered food to the warders, who might then relent.†   (source)
  • He circumvented a cluster of people, straining for a better view.†   (source)
  • But all of this protection can be circumvented once a gunman knows the precise motorcade route.†   (source)
  • A good many of you are in here because you could not adjust to the rules of society in the Outside World, because you refused to face up to them, because you tried to circumvent them and avoid them.†   (source)
  • Men were the great danger, but this could be circumvented by cunning and discipline.†   (source)
  • They might circumvent donation limits by using fake IDs.†   (source)
  • Refik Alba apologized once more and repeated that he was powerless to circumvent company rules.†   (source)
  • Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented.†   (source)
  • Obviously, we needed to circumvent the checkpoint.†   (source)
  • He'd had the girl's sputum sent to Boston, circumventing the national lab, and when the results had come back, her father, an old friend, had begged Jaime—begged, Jaime insisted—that Farmer examine her.†   (source)
  • Did that same mixed-up part of my brain somehow believe I could circumvent all I'd ever been groomed for?†   (source)
  • To get his bearings he was out and about, walking the canals, studying the buildings, circumventing the entire city by foot, meeting people, glad to return to useful work.†   (source)
  • Woolf weighed a lot more than the imposts assigned to most of these horses, but somehow he was able to circumvent the rule requiring riders to be within five pounds of the assignment.†   (source)
  • Parents researched birth charts probably not so much to assure good fortune as to circumvent incest in a population that has but one hundred surnames.†   (source)
  • Laws were circumvented, men killed, lies accepted as the truth; in essence, there was considerable corruption, and, as we know, the Americans are obsessed with corruption.†   (source)
  • She was defeated by loathing for the hours, the days, the nights she had to waste circumventing the interference of Jim's friend who bore the title of Vice-President in Charge of Operation.†   (source)
  • Your Honor, what we have here is an attempt to circumvent rather than facilitate Miss Cardinal's wishes.†   (source)
  • We'll circumvent his wife, go out for lunch, both of us feeling sneaky.†   (source)
  • Whenever the Colonel did a cadet a favor by circumventing the rules of the Blue Book, that cadet would receive demerits in a punishment order for acts he did not commit.†   (source)
  • I find most interesting the conspiracy of life in the desert to circumvent the death rays of the all-conquering sun.†   (source)
  • But if a grass-roots resistance was building up, with an underground movement bent on finding ways to circumvent the record keepers, it might well be that much of the enterprise would eventually prove about as effective and beneficial as, say, Prohibition once had.†   (source)
  • The company circumvented the regulation by replacing regular employees with contractors and part-timers.
  • This was the only way Saphira and I could circumvent them.†   (source)
  • Only then did Alvin notice that all the Frenchman they were dealing with today were the very ones that Napoleon had been circumventing; all the officers Napoleon preferred and trusted were not to be found.†   (source)
  • Then she spoke in the ancient language and cast a complex spell designed to circumvent those wards and to put Bradburn to sleep.†   (source)
  • He was confident he could break or circumvent any spells Galbatorix's magicians invented, but it would require more time than he now had.†   (source)
  • He had done this, according to the press, to circumvent the authority of the cabinet and increase his own power.†   (source)
  • "If we could, though," pressed Jeod, "if we could time it right, the sloops would be wrecked or-if their nerve failed them-forced to circumvent Nia.†   (source)
  • And yet, no doubt, there is a clever-minded conjurer somewhere who has found a way to circumvent my wards and who is busy making bags of lead coins with which he can fool nobles and commoners alike.†   (source)
  • Eragon or Arya could have attempted to circumvent or deplete the spellcasters' wards with spells of their own, but using magic against another magician was always a perilous proposition unless the magician's mind was under your control.†   (source)
  • The two of them parted for a few seconds as they circumvented a decrepit wagon, and then Arya added, "The most important thing is to keep moving.†   (source)
  • He knew that Arya would be expecting him to try something different, so he opened their duel as he had twice before: shuffling in a diagonal toward her right shoulder, as if to circumvent her shield and attack her flank where it was unguarded.†   (source)
  • He had not been the first to find a way to circumvent the men's wards; bolts of lightning extended from Wyrden's right arm and wrapped themselves around any warrior unfortunate enough to pass in front of him.†   (source)
  • His father, a one-legged natural force at first, installed justly to make little boys feel littler and stupid boys aware of their stupidity; and then—after god had crashed—he saw his father as the policeman laid on by birth, the officer who might be circumvented, or fooled, but never challenged.†   (source)
  • For the moment I do not see how we are to circumvent him.†   (source)
  • "Well, they got to finish circumventing the land before they can dare the water," I said.†   (source)
  • By that time it was a cabal, and we were all Miss Emily's allies to help circumvent the cousins.†   (source)
  • Therefore, I reasoned, stealing was not a violation of my ethics, but of his; I felt that things were rigged in his favor and any action I took to circumvent his scheme of life was justified.†   (source)
  • But the question is whether there are any new methods by which those solid assurances can be circumvented.†   (source)
  • When he believed that he had heard the call it seemed to him that he could see his future, his life, intact and on all sides complete and inviolable, like a classic and serene vase, where the spirit could be born anew sheltered from the harsh gale of living and die so, peacefully, with only the far sound of the circumvented wind, with scarce even a handful of rotting dust to be disposed of.†   (source)
  • This food provision was generally circumvented by putting a property sandwich in the middle of each table, an old desiccated ruin of dust-laden bread and mummified ham or cheese which only the drunkest yokel from the sticks ever regarded as anything but a noisome table decoration.†   (source)
  • Jason sailed through the Clashing Rocks into a sea of marvels, circumvented the dragon that guarded the Golden Fleece, and returned with the fleece and the power to wrest his rightful throne from a usurper.†   (source)
  • The only thing that interests me now is the problem of circumventing the machine, learning if the inevitable admits a loophole.†   (source)
  • Beasley would not only be difficult to circumvent, but he would be dangerous to oppose.†   (source)
  • I was circumventing Kurtz as though it had been a boyish game.†   (source)
  • the imps have circumvented us with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • But, fortunately, Adelaida Ivanovna's family intervened and circumvented his greediness.†   (source)
  • 'Tis Indian devilry, boy; but Christian honesty shall circumvent their arts.†   (source)
  • Therefore, what is to be done is to be done in wisdom, in order to circumvent their cunning.†   (source)
  • Well, what can't be done by main courage, in war, must be done by circumvention.†   (source)
  • It was not only Odette's indifference, however, that he must take pains to circumvent; it was also, not infrequently, his own; feeling that, since Odette had had every facility for seeing him, she seemed no longer to have very much to say to him when they did meet, he was afraid lest the manner—at once trivial, monotonous, and seemingly unalterable—which she now adopted when they were together should ultimately destroy in him that romantic hope, that a day might come when she would make avowal of her passion, by which hope alone he had become and would remain her lover.†   (source)
  • He gave Philip a slight smile, in which was a trace of satisfied cunning at having circumvented his enemy once more.†   (source)
  • And Clyde, puzzled and shaken by this sudden and highly unsatisfactory development, at once announced: "Why, sure —Ill go over after a bit and see," yet his mind busy with schemes for circumventing her.†   (source)
  • I felt the risk I ran of being circumvented, blinded, decoyed, bullied, perhaps, into taking a definite part in a dispute impossible of decision if one had to be fair to all the phantoms in possession—to the reputable that had its claims and to the disreputable that had its exigencies.†   (source)
  • Yes, Dr. Krokowski no longer circumvented Hans Castorp when he made his independent afternoon rounds.†   (source)
  • The impetuous creature—a pirate—started forward, sprang away; she had to hold the rail to steady herself, for a pirate it was, reckless, unscrupulous, bearing down ruthlessly, circumventing dangerously, boldly snatching a passenger, or ignoring a passenger, squeezing eel-like and arrogant in between, and then rushing insolently all sails spread up Whitehall.†   (source)
  • I had to watch the steering, and circumvent those snags, and get the tin-pot along by hook or by crook.†   (source)
  • Consider the whole machinery of the civil law made necessary by these processes; the libraries of ponderous tomes, the courts and juries to interpret them, the lawyers studying to circumvent them, the pettifogging and chicanery, the hatreds and lies!†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp felt rather hurt that he had been circumvented and left lying there to his own devices—not that he felt any great need for a tete-a-tete with Dr. Krokowski.†   (source)
  • The image, then, of this Helen Rayner came strangely to Dale; and he suddenly realized that he had meant somehow to circumvent Beasley, not to befriend old Al Auchincloss, but for the sake of the girl.†   (source)
  • Miss Chalice, who had a clever dexterity which impressed Lawson notwithstanding his contempt for feminine art, started a picture in which she tried to circumvent the commonplace by leaving out the tops of the trees; and Lawson had the brilliant idea of putting in his foreground a large blue advertisement of chocolat Menier in order to emphasise his abhorrence of the chocolate box.†   (source)
  • The rock wall directly behind the hut was steep and dotted with scattered groups of trees, but it could be circumvented by following what looked like a moderate climb on the right, from where you would then be able to see what lay beyond; and Hans Castorp set out to research the matter, leaving the open field with the hut behind him and skiing down into a rather deep ravine that dropped off from right to left.†   (source)
  • The planting of flowers on Fanny's grave had been perhaps but a species of elusion of the primary grief, and now it was as if his intention had been known and circumvented.†   (source)
  • In short, he had weight, and might be expected to grapple with a disease and throw it; while Dr. Minchin might be better able to detect it lurking and to circumvent it.†   (source)
  • "Yes, I reckon I can, and through the packmen too," observed Mrs. Glegg, intending to imply that Bob's flattery had produced no effect on her; while her husband, standing behind her with his hands in his pockets and legs apart, winked and smiled with conjugal delight at the probability of his wife's being circumvented.†   (source)
  • Aye, shame on the Hollanders and Iroquois, who circumvented them by their deviltries, into such a treaty!†   (source)
  • You may guess, therefore, that the news he heard from his friend could not be very agreeable, and you may guess what it produced; the resolution of coming back to Bath as soon as possible, and of fixing himself here for a time, with the view of renewing his former acquaintance, and recovering such a footing in the family as might give him the means of ascertaining the degree of his danger, and of circumventing the lady if he found it material.†   (source)
  • So utterly lost was he to all sense of reverence for the many marvels of their majestic bulk and mystic ways; and so dead to anything like an apprehension of any possible danger from encountering them; that in his poor opinion, the wondrous whale was but a species of magnified mouse, or at least water-rat, requiring only a little circumvention and some small application of time and trouble in order to kill and boil.†   (source)
  • Hetty's was a spring-tide beauty; it was the beauty of young frisking things, round-limbed, gambolling, circumventing you by a false air of innocence—the innocence of a young star-browed calf, for example, that, being inclined for a promenade out of bounds, leads you a severe steeplechase over hedge and ditch, and only comes to a stand in the middle of a bog.†   (source)
  • If she was biding her time or hoping to circumvent her father she must have had a prevision of success.†   (source)
  • The sense that he was watched, that craft was employed to circumvent his errant tastes, added piquancy to a journey so entirely sentimental, so long as the danger was of no fearful sort.†   (source)
  • They were in possession of other indications; they laid hand on the three prowlers, and supposed that they had circumvented some one or other of Brujon's machinations.†   (source)
  • In less than an hour, Mrs. Cadwallader had circumvented Mrs. Carter and driven to Freshitt Hall, which was not far from her own parsonage, her husband being resident in Freshitt and keeping a curate in Tipton.†   (source)
  • As yet they've not done much, though two bateaux loaded with Indian goods have been taken; but a runner came in last week, and brought such tidings that the Major is about to make a last effort to circumvent the knaves.†   (source)
  • He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.†   (source)
  • "These devils will scale heaven to circumvent us to our ruin," said Hawkeye; "keep him in play, boy, until I can bring 'killdeer' to bear, when we will try his metal on each side of the tree at once."†   (source)
  • "It is rational," rejoined the trapper, when the other had delivered his reasons; "it is very rational, for what man cannot move with his strength he must circumvent with his wits.†   (source)
  • They have lost a man, and 'tis their fashion, when they meet a loss, and fail in the surprise, to fall back; but we shall have them on again, with new expedients to circumvent us, and master our scalps.†   (source)
  • If I only knew how to circumvent the cunning of the Tetons, as I know how to cheat the fire of its prey, there would be nothing needed but thanks to the Lord for our deliverance.†   (source)
  • But he tells me more, my men, and what I am mainly sorry to hear, which is, that the cunning Mahtoree instead of going to blows with the squatter, has become his friend, and that both broods, red and white, are on our heels, and outlying around this very burning plain to circumvent us to our destruction.†   (source)
  • "Offer your prayers to Him who can give us wisdom to circumvent the cunning of the devils who fill these woods," calmly interrupted the scout, "but spare your offers of money, which neither you may live to realize, nor I to profit by.†   (source)
  • Though Providence has lent to those who inhabit the woods eyes that would be needless to men in the settlements, where there are inventions to assist the sight, yet no human organs can see all the dangers which at this moment circumvent us.†   (source)
  • what have I not known the young, and the delicate, and the virtuous, and the modest, to undergo, in my time, among the horrifications and circumventions of Indian warfare!†   (source)
  • I should greatly like to do the same; especially in your behalf, Captain, who, being a soldier, might find not only pleasure but profit in examining, more at your ease, into the circumventions and cunning of an Indian fight.†   (source)
  • You little thought that one was so nigh, who saw into all the circumventions of your hunt; but there was I, sometimes flat behind a bush or a tuft of grass, sometimes rolling down a hill into a bottom, and little did you dream that your motions were watched, as the panther watches the drinking deer.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless our experience has been that those princes who have done great things have held good faith of little account, and have known how to circumvent the intellect of men by craft, and in the end have overcome those who have relied on their word.†   (source)
  • For these love to consult, the other (fearing to be circumvented,) to strike first.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For should Man finally be lost, should Man,
    Thy creature late so lov'd, thy youngest son,
    Fall circumvented thus by fraud, though join'd
    With his own folly?†   (source)
  • Upon this they infer that no man ought to seek his own conveniences so eagerly as to prejudice others; and therefore they think that not only all agreements between private persons ought to be observed, but likewise that all those laws ought to be kept which either a good prince has published in due form, or to which a people that is neither oppressed with tyranny nor circumvented by fraud has consented, for distributing those conveniences of life which afford us all our pleasures.†   (source)
  • Here are plots and circumventions, parties and factions, equal to those which are to be found in courts.†   (source)
  • 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 'em backwards to his rocky den.†   (source)
  • lest harm
    Befall thee severed from me; for thou knowest
    What hath been warned us, what malicious foe
    Envying our happiness, and of his own
    Despairing, seeks to work us woe and shame
    By sly assault; and somewhere nigh at hand
    Watches, no doubt, with greedy hope to find
    His wish and best advantage, us asunder;
    Hopeless to circumvent us joined, where each
    To other speedy aid might lend at need:
    Whether his first design be to withdraw
    Our fealty from God, or to disturb
    Conjugal love, than which perhaps no bliss
    Enjoyed by us excites his envy more;
    Or this, or worse, leave not the faithful side
    That gave thee being, still shades thee, and protects.†   (source)
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