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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of circumvent.


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  • Watin circumvented this confusing and useless discussion by identifying his concern as only the terrestrial (i.e., material and opaque) colors.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Well, let ` s just say that, I think that the producers of the show have kind of circumvented certain perspectives in order to create some very interesting television.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2009

  • The governor by signing this has kind of circumvented our efforts from the local level to protect the citizens of Escondido.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2007

  • The court found that third party service techs who used the key without StorageTek's permission "circumvented" to gain access to the copyrighted code in violation of the DMCA, even though they had the explicit permission of the purchasers to fix their machines.

    Boing Boing: July 4, 2004 - July 10, 2004 Archives

  • Factually, at least from the complaint, it does not appear that the law firm "circumvented" anything, if by circumvent we mean devised a mousetrap to bypass the denial text string.


  • And it kind of circumvented the role that you and your fellow senators cherish so much.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2005

  • Universal's Cactus Shield copy-protection software can be "circumvented" by playing protected discs on a DVD drive/player, as opposed to a plain old CD player/drive.

    Boing Boing: December 30, 2001 - January 5, 2002 Archives

  • Mr. Weller, junior, that "circumvented" was "a more tenderer word" than "circumscribed," the remark was at least as silly as it was sublime.

    Alarms and Discursions

  • Well well, the NHL tonight stepped in tonight and voided the 17-year, $102 million contract signed by Ilya Kovalchuk with the Devils, saying it "circumvented" the salary cap. summarizes the provisions the league says were violated.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Judge Jones found the CRC's supervision had been "circumvented" and the commission's | Top Stories


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