- v. Simple past tense and past participle of avoid.
“If California legalizes pot, it will save the state millions in avoided legal and imprisonment costs, while raising it millions in taxes.”
“Palin avoided using Murkowski's name in addressing the hundreds of people gathered in Anchorage for a "Change D.C." rally but it was clear who she meant.”
“What must be avoided is more than token financial support from the government.”
“The only way that could have been avoided is if the trailer were cleaned off.”
“Otherwise, Mr. McCain avoided any comments related to politics.”
“In New York, presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain avoided a repeat of Wednesday's negative campaigning to spend the day visiting Ground Zero together.”
“As she arrived for her meeting with Karzai, Palin avoided reporters who were camped out at the main front entrance of the hotel, instead pulling up in a motorcade to a side entrance and quickly sneaking inside.”
“What we define as a mistake to be avoided is almost always the foresworn direction for some other more revolutionary investigation.”
“One problem that we might all have avoided is a tension between thinking about what might make good law in association with sound counterterror strategy and choosing how to think about what the Bush Administration did during the period before the detainee detention act was pass.”
“But we are chiefly concerned with what may be called pronominal variation, in which the word avoided is either a noun or its obvious pronoun substitute.”
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