EVASION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EVASION
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evasion
 n.  the deliberate act of failing to pay money; the act of physically escaping from something by some adroit maneuver
Classic Sentence:
1  He had never before been convicted of a lie, and all the resources of evasion failed him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  This struck her as a clumsy evasion, and the thought gave a flash of keenness to her answer.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
3  When a prisoner of style escapes it's called an evasion.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX.
4  Any one might have seen in her haggard face that there was no suppression or evasion so far.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
5  A little overwhelmed, I began the generalized evasions which that question deserves.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
6  "I have had so much to do inside the house," the detective said evasively.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
7  'It wasn't anything particular, dear,' said the lady evasively.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  "Now tell me of the Tuileries, and the Louvre," she continued evasively.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
9  You see, I had some of my own," said Thomasin evasively, "and I have not wanted any of his until lately.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
10  Miss Bart had received one or two notes from Judy Trenor, reproaching her for not returning to Bellomont; but she replied evasively, alleging the obligation to remain with her aunt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
11  'I'll come sometime, but Mrs. Harling don't like to have me run much,' she said evasively.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
12  I wouldn't go into that," said Wemmick, evasively, "it might clash with official responsibilities.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLV
13  Frank was very evasive about the matter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
14  She got it into her head that Victor was in love with Mrs. Pontellier, and he gave her evasive answers, framed so as to confirm her belief.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIX
15  No, no," said Mr. Cunningham in an evasive tone, "it's just a little.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
Example Sentence:
1  Many Koreans were angered at what they saw as an evasion of responsibility.
2  These two shopkeepers are in prison for tax evasion.
3  The Government should act to curb tax evasion.
4  He is in prison for tax evasion.
5  Supporters waited outside Meshchansky Courthouse in Moscow, where Russia's richest man has been accused of fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion.
6  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her dissent, argued strongly that the majority was turning that RFRA into a protean tool for all sorts of evasions.
7  Your evasive answers convinced the judge that you were withholding important evidence.
8  Paul's being a bit evasive about this job.