AVOIDANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AVOIDANCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
avoidance
 n.  keeping away from or preventing from happening
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  They had not met since the day of the Van Osburgh wedding, and on his side the avoidance had been intentional.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  No one referred to it, and this tacit avoidance of the subject kept it in the immediate foreground of consciousness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
3  Selden's avoidance of Miss Bart had not been as unintentional as he had allowed his cousin to think.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
4  "I beg your pardon," offered Edna, in some embarrassment, for she should have remembered that Mademoiselle Reisz's avoidance of the water had furnished a theme for much pleasantry.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVI
5  I have never, but in your presence, interchanged a word with him from that time; then, only when it has been necessary for the avoidance of this explanation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
6  Yet I felt tolerably sure of the avoidance.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
7  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
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
8  But Squealer counselled them to avoid rash actions and trust in Comrade Napoleon's strategy.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
9  It had been prolonged to avoid attention.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
10  No gentleman but wishes to avoid a scene, says he.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
11  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
12  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
13  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
14  To avoid her aunt, and look for him, she went out.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence: (151 in 11 pages)
16  The workers wear masks to avoid inhaling the dust.
17  They built a wall to avoid soil being washed away.
18  I can't avoid shedding the load.
19  The doctor told me to avoid bending and stretching.
20  They are cheating but are sophisticated enough to avoid detection.
21  The mayor leaned over backward to avoid the appearance of nepotism.
22  Road safety is taught to young children to avoid road accidents.
23  The doctor advised Ken to avoid strenuous exercise.
24  She is a shrewd politician who wants to avoid offending the electorate unnecessarily.
25  He pulled the hood of his cloak over his head to avoid recognition.
26  The most beautiful is not the rainy day,but with you avoid the rain eaves.
27  The firm will be forced to make concessions if it wants to avoid a strike.
28  She decided to be a nun in order to avoid meeting him.
29  The boy pulled the boat's head round in order to avoid the conflict with the boat in front of him.
30  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.