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loophole
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
  • Coupling the poor girl's intelligence with my previous knowledge, and the result of our good friend's inquiries on the spot, I left him no loophole of escape, and laid bare the whole villainy which by these lights became plain as day.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (97% in)

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