ESCHEW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ESCHEW
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 v.  avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
Classic Sentence:
1  We will not speak of all Queequeg's peculiarities here; how he eschewed coffee and hot rolls, and applied his undivided attention to beefsteaks, done rare.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
2  However implicit the faith of David was in the performance of ancient miracles, he eschewed the belief of any direct supernatural agency in the management of modern morality.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26
3  Any enjoyment that bordered on riot seemed to approach me to her and her vices, and I eschewed it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  They believed the problem was to be solved by eschewing politics and putting money in the purse.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
Example Sentence:
1  A civilised leader must eschew violence.
2  A civilized leader must eschew violence.
3  Hoping to present himself to his girlfriend as a totally reformed character, he tried to eschew all the vices, especially chewing tobacco and drinking bathtub gin.
4  By adopting a small-target strategy eschewing major policy platforms, Abbott kept scrutiny on Labor's infighting -- an issue senior party figures acknowledged cost it the election.