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  • verb Present participle of avoid.

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Examples

  • I don't mean to hold its hype against it, and it's not like Project Runway ultimately does that great of a job in avoiding being what it is, anyway.

    Reconsidering Project Runway

  • More energy is spent in avoiding this scene than any other in life and to our greater detriment.

    mise-en-scène - French Word-A-Day

  • The crash of '08 was the first eye-opener, followed by an understanding that Republicans were committed to not hearing the cries of their constituents and our president was going to spend his first term avoiding direct confrontation with them.

    Jesse Kornbluth: 'We're All We've Got': Movements Matter, But Maybe Reaching Out to People Right Here Matters More

  • The public interest also supported an injunction, since the public has an interest in avoiding deception.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The misappropriator who uses a trade secret to profit will often have the same interest as the the owner in avoiding further dissemination.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Apparently, there is now a whole school of interest in avoiding such gender-biased words as women and history.

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  • Michael Viner's essay at the Huffington Post about making a deal -- supposedly a headline-grabbing six-figure deal -- for a book from former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is a masterpiece in avoiding unflattering facts.

    Huffing and Puffing about the Blagojevich Deal

  • In crossing crowded thoroughfares I found I had to be, if anything, more lively in avoiding vehicles, and it was strikingly impressed upon me that my life had cheapened in direct ratio with my clothes.

    THE DESCENT

  • Michael Viner's essay at the Huffington Post about making a deal -- supposedly a headline-grabbing six-figure deal -- for a book from former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is a masterpiece in avoiding unflattering facts.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The unclean hands defense is rarely successful, because of a strong public interest in avoiding misleading ads.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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