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evade
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1  —as in:
evade the enemy
Definition physically avoid or get away from; or: said of something that is hard to obtain
  • The robber evaded the police and blended into the crowd.
evaded = got away from
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • This difficult idea seems to evade her
  • evade = to be hard to obtain (hard to get)
  • And her strategy has been to evade, not attack.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • evade = physically avoid or get away from
  • ...suddenly he caught her face between his two hands and kissed her, before really she could evade him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • evade = get away from
  • I hurried from the girls' locker room, pleased to find that I had successfully evaded my retriever friend for the moment.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • evaded = use cunning or dexterity to physically avoid
  • When a prisoner of style escapes it's called an evasion.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • evasion = physically getting away
  • He tries to evade the question, but in the end has to confess, for Kropp tells the same story.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • evade = avoid
  • He wondered vaguely how many others like her there might be in the younger generation people who had grown up in the world of the Revolution, knowing nothing else, accepting the Party as something unalterable, like the sky, not rebelling against its authority but simply evading it, as a rabbit dodges a dog.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • evading = trying to avoid
  • 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
  • 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
evasion = physically getting away

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2  —as in:
evade the question
Definition to avoid or try to avoid either a responsibility or telling the whole truth
  • She evaded his question by asking one of her own.
evaded = avoided answering
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She evaded the questions skillfully.
  • evaded = avoided answering
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
  • As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.
    German Proverb
  • To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.
    Fritz Kunkel
  • Which brings me back to my question—the one you so cleverly evaded.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • evaded = avoided or tried to avoid
  • "That's exactly the kind of topic Haymitch told me to steer clear of," I say evasively,
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • evasively = in an attempt to avoid answering the question
  • "I don't know yet," she said evasively.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • evasively = in a manner that avoided answering directly
  • 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
evading = trying to avoid

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