CIRCUMVENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CIRCUMVENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
circumvent
 v.  surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
Classic Sentence:
1  The sense that he was watched, that craft was employed to circumvent his errant tastes, added piquancy to a journey so entirely sentimental, so long as the danger was of no fearful sort.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
2  I had to watch the steering, and circumvent those snags, and get the tin-pot along by hook or by crook.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
3  I was circumventing Kurtz as though it had been a boyish game.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
4  They were in possession of other indications; they laid hand on the three prowlers, and supposed that they had circumvented some one or other of Brujon's machinations.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—EMBRYONIC FORMATION OF CRIMES IN THE INCUBATIO...
Example Sentence:
1  The company opened an account abroad, in order to circumvent the tax laws.
2  Ships were registered abroad to circumvent employment and safety regulation.
3  In order to circumvent the enemy, we will make two preliminary attacks in other sections before starting our major campaign.
4  The game had a single inviolable rule: obstacles were to be overcome, not circumvented.