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eschew
used in Jane Eyre

3 uses
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Definition
avoid and stay away from deliberately
  • Well may he eschew the calm of domestic life; it is not his element: there his faculties stagnate — they cannot develop or appear to advantage.
    Chapter 34 (20% in)
  • ...received from her a turn at once coarse and trite, perverse and imbecile — when I perceived that I should never have a quiet or settled household, because no servant would bear the continued outbreaks of her violent and unreasonable temper, or the vexations of her absurd, contradictory, exacting orders — even then I restrained myself: I eschewed upbraiding, I curtailed remonstrance; I tried to devour my repentance and disgust in secret; I repressed the deep antipathy I felt.
    Chapter 27 (37% in)
  • Any enjoyment that bordered on riot seemed to approach me to her and her vices, and I eschewed it.
    Chapter 27 (57% in)

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