What does the word evasion mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by C. A. Fyffe