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I had some shadowy idea of endeavouring to evade the question, by replying that I thought him a very nice gentleman; but my aunt was not to be so put off, for she laid her work down in her lap, and said, folding her hands upon it:.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
It was true that, during the last three or four weeks, she had absented herself from Bellomont on the pretext of having other visits to pay; but she now began to feel that the reckoning she had thus contrived to evade had rolled up interest in the interval.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
How perverse of him to evade the issue so neatly, as if not caring whether children came had anything to do with their actual arrival.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Then Jean Valjean, like all the sorry fugitives who are seeking to evade the vigilance of the law and social fatality, pursued an obscure and undulating itinerary.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
It had not been necessary, and the few occasions of its being possible for her to go to the Hall she had contrived to evade and escape from.
By the time they have lounged up and down the promenade of the Equator awhile, they start for the Oriental waters in anticipation of the cool season there, and so evade the other excessive temperature of the year.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
This obliged them to make all the speed they could to evade the enemy, when they could but lament the absence of Dantes, whose superior skill in the management of a vessel would have availed them so materially.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
He was compelled, then, after having swallowed the contents of his bottle, to pass the time as well as to evade suspicion, to fall into the easiest position in his corner and to sleep, whether well or ill.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Their beams of crimson seemed to get no purchase upon the bodies of their foes; the latter seemed to evade them with ease, and come through, between, around, and about with unopposed skill.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context