evasion

Part of speech: noun

The act. Means, or result of evading; equivocation; subterfuge.

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Usage examples "evasion":

  1. " It is useless to raise a cloud of evasion before the sun of your penetrating intellect," replied the story- teller. - "Kai Lung's Golden Hours", Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc.
  2. As his eye fell upon the lithe, vigorous figure coming toward him, he recognised the fact that evasion was no longer possible. - "A Venetian June", Anna Fuller.
  3. This, however, the Count was by no means disposed to do; on the contrary, he went round the compass of evasion in order to avoid a direct answer. - "History of Modern Europe 1792-1878", C. A. Fyffe.