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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sidestep.

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Examples

  • John McCain sidestepped the question in Michigan and was just showed his true colors by not responding in St. Louis.

    McCain Questioned on Iraq Stance - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Again, Mr. McCain sidestepped, saying only that we have a lot more work to do to energize our base’’ and that he would select a person who shares his values.

    McCain Mum on Veep Prospects - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The environmental justice label sidestepped many of these issues and advocated for “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies "(EPA Office of Environmental Justice).

    Roots of environmental justice

  • Judges ruled that ministers had "sidestepped" the law by imposing the cap without sufficient parliamentary scrutiny.

    U.K. Immigration Cap Ruled Unlawful

  • A Newsweek investigation found that Bush, Rumsfeld and Attorney General Ashcroft created a "secret system of detention and interrogation that opened the door" to torture methods and "sidestepped" the Geneva Conventions.

    Who Pays for US War Crimes?

  • Not to quibble, but perhaps it would be better to say that retribution as the traditional justification for capital punishment has been "sidestepped" or rendered in effect irrelevant, rather than that it has been rejected.

    Capital Punishment Vs. Abortion

  • So he kind of sidestepped it and said, ` Well, Mr. Roosevelt is -- is not planning on doing any campaigning further here, but we want to thank you, and he wants to say that he's feeling as hearty as a bull moose. '

    Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend

  • This attack can be blocked [or "sidestepped", as it were, in three - or four-player fights].

    FAQ: Knuckle Heads Moves, Description and Strategy Guide by Bethany Cox

  • Although the crisis surrounding the 'sidestepped' Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and wife Iris has appeared to temporarily subside, the fact that the whole structure of power sharing and the power-sharing Executive might be in danger of collapse over the controversy, graphically illustrates the artificial nature of that entity.

    Irish Blogs

  • Respected retired judge N H Chan suggests that HRH has "sidestepped" provisions of the Perak constitution and made a "fatal error".

    Malaysia independent news

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