Usage examples for circumvention

  1. As the voices came round one corner, I whisked in my noiseless clothes round the next, and it was only Fraulein Wundermacher, a person of resource, who discovered that all she needed for my successful circumvention was galoshes. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  2. I wager he is easy enough to be caught by circumvention put me in the open with him. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. He pretends to march into Caria, whither when he had drawn Tisaphernes and his army, he suddenly turns back, and falls upon Phrygia, takes many of their cities, and carries away great booty, showing his allies, that to break a solemn league was a downright contempt of the gods, but the circumvention of an enemy in war was not only just but glorious, a gratification at once and an advantage. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  4. How impossible for human prudence to foresee and guard against every circumvention – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  5. His plans for the circumvention of Parkinson were now temporarily cut short by the appearance of the " double- header" rounding a curve and rapidly approaching- a welcome sight, for the heat and blinding glare of light were becoming intolerable. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  6. If it can be, let it be done fairly, openly, and without circumvention – The Right of American Slavery by True Worthy Hoit
  7. But he found no such name or event in the obituaries; and he was only the more amused by his friend Belch's futile efforts at circumvention and control. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  8. If ever we 're united, 'twill be by a trick of circumvention of that sort, pretty sure. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. So great circumvention and so great depreciation, in speaking of the gifts one has, seems to me to hide a little vanity under an apparent modesty, and craftily to try to make others believe in greater virtues than are imputed to us. – Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  10. Jewish Jesuitism, the same practical Jesuitism that Bauer infers from the Talmud, is the relation of the world of egoism to the laws which dominate it, and the cunning circumvention of which is the supreme art of this world. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  11. But either she underestimated the nymph's bulk, or forgot how invariably direct was the man's attack; for turning and seeing her, without any circumvention with one sweep of his long arm, he included the statue in his grasp of her. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  12. He had a vigorous ally in my mother, who brought her own bright wits to bear on the circumvention of the enemy. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates