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evade
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

15 uses
  • "It's a long story," he said evasively.
    23 — E silentio (99% in)
  • Clumly looked down, evading the chilly eyes.
    1 — The Watchdog (52% in)
  • But Hodge evaded the labyrinth.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (6% in)
  • And not to evade reality.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (31% in)
  • "We did what we could for those boys," he said, evading the center of his grief.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (66% in)
  • He was evading some long explanation.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (40% in)
  • For love of Kathleen the brothers, miserable neurotics themselves, evaded the father whose rule was otherwise in all respects absolute and absolutely corrupt.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (45% in)
  • And that too was true, it had seemed to him, but he caught the truth lightly, half-evading it as he caught it, the way you catch a fast pitch that will break the bones of your hand if you take it straight on.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (47% in)
  • ...feeling he had, as far as he could tell—not his father's storming past him without a word as he and Luke stood waiting for their turn with the Police Chief, not Clumly's ridiculous accusations (not even Clumly took them seriously: a stall, an evasion, an explosion of senseless energy in what seemed for the moment a senseless universe), not the feeling of accomplishment Will Jr had had as he exploded Clumly's ludicrous theories one by one, not Luke's shame and indignation, not even the...
    8 — The Kleppmann File (2% in)
  • So that when the Government had slapped a twenty-thousand-dollar fine on all responsible officials for the company's failure to pay its taxes, Will Jr, though he had known nothing about the evasion of payment, had been held to be liable, like the others.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (4% in)
  • He evaded the question that had troubled his sleep all night.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (62% in)
  • The Babylonian would say it consists, first, in stubbornly maintaining one's freedom to act—in my case, evasion of the police, you see—and, second, in jumping when the Spirit says, "Jump!"
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (70% in)
  • When he questioned her, as cautiously as possible, she was evasive, sometimes smiled.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (97% in)
  • An hour later, running behind time and beginning to feel panicky ("Like any common laborer!" he thought), he went in and, evading the question of what to do with Millie, demanded Nick's labor.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (48% in)
  • As sometimes happens in such cases, the whole thing got out of all proportion, and he stood hemming and hawing, evading the question, for a full minute.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (11% in)

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