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evade
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
evade the enemy
Definition
physically avoid or get away from; or: said of something that is hard to obtain
  • He tries to evade the question, but in the end has to confess, for Kropp tells the same story.
    Chapter 5 (67% in)
evade = avoid
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2  —2 uses as in:
evade the question
Definition
to avoid or try to avoid either a responsibility or telling the whole truth
  •   [when Paul falls down trying to go to the bathroom, but doesn't want to tell the nurse]
      "Have you been dreaming then?" she asks.
      "Perhaps—" I evade.
    Chapter 10 (45% in)
evade = trying to avoid answering a question
  •   "What did you pick the cherry branches for?"
      "Surely I can pick cherry blossom if I want to!" he replied evasively—and after a while: "I have a big orchard with cherry trees at home."
    Chapter 11 (26% in)
evasively = in a manner that avoids directly answering a question
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