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- adv. in an evasive manner
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By evasion or equivocation; in a manner to avoid a direct reply or charge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with evasion; in an evasive manner
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You know, kind of answering the question evasively, which is the best proof of his guilt.
Every time I suggest an activity, without fail he'll very evasively which is what passes for politely here nix anything interesting.
In the 1992 Penguin edition a footnote points out that with these words the Englishman "is evasively transferring blame to history which is, after all, his own history…".
When someone asked if the disabled staff at Remploy's Wrexham factory are safe, Maude evasively reminded them (again) of the debts bequeathed by Labour.
"I never met but one editor in my life," she replied evasively, "and I, he — well, we didn't get on very well together."
The secretary depicted Lloyd as “groping for some practical solution,” Pineau as “unsympathetic,” and Fawzi as “somewhat evasively disposed to move toward what might be an acceptable solution.”
Malemute Kid had caught Belden's eye, and he, scenting the wind, replied evasively, "A right part while back."
"Maybe Moriarty will surface again," he said evasively.
It is 'lartpourlart' in its true sense and whichever stereotypes it does reproduce and if it defends the status quo, it does so evasively and unintentionally.
My view is that Winterbottom has consciously taken to extremes a situation that other types of drama would evasively sentimentalise.