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circumvent
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
avoid or work around something
  • 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.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (58% in)
  • 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.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (44% in)

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