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 Meanings and Examples of AVOID
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 v.  shield away from; prevent
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Only once did they meet anyone, and then they managed to slip into a field, and so avoid recognition.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  But Squealer counselled them to avoid rash actions and trust in Comrade Napoleon's strategy.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
3  It had been prolonged to avoid attention.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 12
4  No gentleman but wishes to avoid a scene, says he.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
5  Sissy recommended that, to avoid making inquiries and attracting attention in the town, they should present themselves to pay at the door.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
6  Let me use my authority as a leech," answered Rebecca, "and enjoin you to keep silence, and avoid agitating reflections, whilst I apprize you of what you desire to know.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
7  She drew herself into an attitude not of defiance, but of resolution, as one that would avoid provoking assault, yet was resolute to repel it, being offered, to the utmost of her power.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  To avoid her aunt, and look for him, she went out.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
9  She began then to be afraid of appearing rude and impatient; and walked to meet them with a great anxiety to avoid the suspicion.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
10  We were unlucky, Miss Price," he continued, in a lower tone, to avoid the possibility of being heard by Edmund, and not at all aware of her feelings, "we certainly were very unlucky.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  His absence had been extended beyond a fortnight purposely to avoid Miss Crawford.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
12  She absented herself as little as possible from Lady Bertram, kept away from the East room, and took no solitary walk in the shrubbery, in her caution to avoid any sudden attack.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
13  Fanny could not avoid a faint smile, but had nothing to say.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
14  It had, in fact, occurred to her, that though taken to Portsmouth for nothing, it would be hardly possible for her to avoid paying her own expenses back again.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
15  I would not alarm you if I could avoid it,' rejoined Rose; 'but indeed I have tried very hard, and cannot help this.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence: (151 in 11 pages)
16  They built a wall to avoid soil being washed away.
17  I can't avoid shedding the load.
18  The doctor told me to avoid bending and stretching.
19  They are cheating but are sophisticated enough to avoid detection.
20  The mayor leaned over backward to avoid the appearance of nepotism.
21  Road safety is taught to young children to avoid road accidents.
22  The doctor advised Ken to avoid strenuous exercise.
23  She is a shrewd politician who wants to avoid offending the electorate unnecessarily.
24  He pulled the hood of his cloak over his head to avoid recognition.
25  The most beautiful is not the rainy day,but with you avoid the rain eaves.
26  The firm will be forced to make concessions if it wants to avoid a strike.
27  She decided to be a nun in order to avoid meeting him.
28  The boy pulled the boat's head round in order to avoid the conflict with the boat in front of him.
29  It is hard to avoid stormy waves when you are sailing in rivers;and it is hard to avoid brambles when you are climbing rugged mountains.
30  Great care is taken to avoid confusing the two types of projects.