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  1. I learnt how to circumvent the Women's Rights woman before I was twenty- three: it's all been found out long ago. – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  2. But it is not to be supposed that three mounted Indians would deliberately ride away from a single youth through fear alone,- that is, not until they had tried to circumvent him by strategy. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  3. As they laughed Fannie generously prepared to keep her guess to herself, and to imply, still more broadly, that all she imputed to her friend was the determination secretly to circumvent a father's evil designs. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  4. The refugees were afraid to leave their valuables in their shut- up homes in the city, lest the house should be raided in their absence; and yet, lodging in tents and frail huts, it was very difficult to circumvent the robbers. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  5. Thither the enemy also followed, and although, since their late success, they entertained the most sanguine hopes from an open trial of strength, yet they endeavoured to circumvent the enemy by a stratagem which they had before practised with success. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  6. We shall also know how to circumvent the scandalous heretic with all his adherents and followers. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. But this I can tell you, if it's in woman's wit to circumvent him, here I am with my mind made up. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  8. Having failed to gain the requisite tenth by means of the Assessed Taxes, he proposed to raise it by methods which even the shirkers could with difficulty circumvent. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  9. The main thing is to circumvent your father, the terrible man with whom your mother has threatened you. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  10. Our imagination before we reflect, no less than our reason after reflection, rebels against this attempt to circumvent moral freedom, and imprison it in his Phalanx. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  11. That is the way to circumvent the man with an umbrella conscience. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  12. Upon all these, during the siege, Mahommed Hassan had been a self- appointed spy, and had indirectly added to that knowledge which made David's decisive actions to circumvent intrigue and its consequences seem almost supernatural. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  13. He knew something of a human man's constitution, how it can circumvent a man, or how a man, well on his guard, can circumvent it. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  14. There was also an ever- increasing number of other patentees and manufacturers who, in the late 1850s and 1860s, attempted to produce a sewing machine that would circumvent both the " Combination" and the high cost of manufacturing a more complicated type of machine. – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  15. How could he look ahead and scheme to circumvent the unguessable machinations of the unknown?... – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  16. Lady Chatterton was left behind with Catherine, as yet unable to circumvent her schemes with prudence; it being deemed by the world a worse offence to separate, than to join together one's children in the bands of wedlock. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. He had come at length to stand for an institution of destruction, rather than an individual, which there was no power strong enough to circumvent, nor force cunning enough to entrap. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  18. The track, for it did not deserve the name of a road, lay over the uncultivated moor we have before spoken of; the hollows and hillocks they were obliged to cross or to circumvent, much prolonging the distance, the utmost pace the litters could advance being scarce a league an hour; a great contrast to the present railroad speed of other countries. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. The shamefu' villain took gude care to prevent that, but I can circumvent him, for a' that, gin ye will help me, Mrs. Brown. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  20. The provisions of the Federal Constitution, it was maintained, must yield to the " higher law," and if the Constitution could neither be altered nor bent to this end, means must be found to circumvent it. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
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