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  • v. stay clear of, avoid


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  • Because we were supposed to stay away from them, I had not had the chance to distinguish one human-scent from another.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • Pleading guilty, she was sentenced to eighty-nine months in prison, but her term was suspended except for six months in jail—and the requirement that she stay away from Vili after her release.


  • He was really remorseful that he had taken the plunge into a world that he fought so hard to stay away from—a world that he saw every single day as a kid in the drug-infested jungles of Herman Gardens.

    Street Judge

  • Mostly, I just liked to stay away from home, getting someone to help me collect the girls and sit on the sand hills behind the Metro Drive-in and make up the dialogue to the movies being shown.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • When my cycle came in the first week of my marriage, he was supposed to stay away from me until it ended, but he did not, defying the rules of The Principle.

    Keep Sweet

  • I thought of Poppys warning to stay away from Upton.

    Paradise Lost

  • When it comes to diet and nutrition, a lot of what actually works is good old common sense and what weve been told all alongeat more fruits and vegetables; stay away from processed foods and starchy, bad carbs; eat smaller meals throughout the day.


  • Best to stay away from it; he had the Vastergatan almost to himself, with only an occasional youth running down it in a hurry to get somewhere.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • In the old days, prevampire days, she'd tried to stay away from alcohol, because it turned out that she was sort of an obnoxious drunk.

    You Suck

  • After a while, Slade began to stay away from Sweetbriar.



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