Usage examples for avoid

  1. But she would not have taken them then if she had not wanted to avoid being with the rest of the girls. – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  2. I've no desire to avoid him. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  3. When we came home it happened, I really can't tell how, that the duke moved along with us, and when we got to the hotel I could not avoid asking him in. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  4. Madam, that is precisely what I am anxious to avoid. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  5. He was glad because this bowed position gave him a chance to look down to the ground and avoid their cruel eyes. – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  6. He watched the Indian until he was convinced that he was trying to avoid any further interview. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  7. Basine was careful to avoid this fact. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  8. It is what I intend to avoid. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. There seemed to be no way to avoid them. – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  10. Perhaps if she had looked at him she would have realised that she was drawing upon, herself the very thing she was trying to avoid. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  11. Kalipada tried to make himself as scarce and small as possible, in order to avoid notice; but this did not bring him relief. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  12. There were few rocks to avoid. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  13. The best way to avoid it is to retire, where we may not be discovered. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  14. I know not at this moment which I most desire to avoid- my mother, or Miss Torrington. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  15. If they can make it around Goa, and avoid the Portugals. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. Then, the poison oak was so thick that I felt like holding up my hands to avoid it. – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  17. It then became apparent that Sube had lost some of his contempt for the minister, for he tried to avoid him and jump hastily back into the water. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  18. Above all things, avoid a dress suit. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  19. But you were the very people he wanted to avoid. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  20. If I meet Wallmoden here, and perhaps I won't be able to avoid it, he'll recognize me without a doubt. – The Northern Light by E. Werner