Usage examples for eschew

  1. In reality Handel was profound enough to eschew such wildernesses of counterpoint as Bach instinctively resorted to, but he knew also that public opinion would be sure to place Bach on a level with himself, if not above him, and this probably made him look askance at Bach. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  2. I ask thee not whether Dethick hath any commerce with Wingfield; but I warn thee earnestly to eschew beginning again that which caused the trouble of thy childhood. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. Those who would eschew the blues, and drive dull care away, should read Doesticks- what he says. – Doesticks, What He Says by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  4. Eschew now the quill- in the coming years Homilize man through his idle ears. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  5. For, whilst listening to the work, we are bound to eschew any definite comparisons, being solely conscious of an immediate revelation from another world. – On Conducting (Ueber das Dirigiren): A Treatise on Style in the Execution of Classical Music by Richard Wagner (translated by Edward Dannreuther)
  6. Danger will I eschew and a pretty maid shall hold me no longer than it takes to give her a kiss in passing. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  7. And albeit that they be not christened, ne have no perfect law, yet, natheles, of kindly law they be full of all virtue, and they eschew all vices and all malices and all sins. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir
  8. Suppose the world of Rome accosts me thus: " You walk where we walk; why not think with us, Be ours for better or for worse, pursue The things we love, the things we hate eschew?" – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  9. He is to be sober and vigilant, to eschew evil and do good, to walk in the spirit, to be obedient unto death, to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand; to wrestle against spiritual wickedness, and against the rulers of the darkness of this world; to be rooted and built up in faith, and not to be weary of well- doing; for in due season he shall reap, if he faint not. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  10. Many of our friends, with a beautiful and sublime faith in spermaceti and good luck, eschew everything of the kind, and you will often find their tables picturesquely covered with splashes of the former article, elegantly ornamented with little strips of black wick. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  11. If thou wilt enter upon the apprehension of some light and duty in it, know that it is but evening, the sun is setting, and thou wilt be benighted ere it be long, and thou shalt stumble then, and not know whereupon, even on that, thou seest not now and thinkest to eschew and pass by. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  12. Their minds were to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue, and deterred from those of vice, by the dread of punishments, proportioned indeed, but irremissible; in all cases, to follow truth as the only safe guide, and to eschew error, which bewilders us in one false consequence after another, in endless succession. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. As the discreet young man, who is desirous of rising in the world, will eschew skittles, and in preference go out to tea at his aunt's house- much more delectable as skittles are to his own heart- so did Miss Mackenzie resolve that it would become her to select Messrs Stumfold and Maguire as her male friends, and to treat Mr Rubb simply as a man of business. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  14. But we are perhaps a little less willing to make this acknowledgment when we find the composer asking us to believe that men and women of our own time and of our own country, the characters of the 'Girl of the Golden West, ' for example, or even some of those of 'Madam Butterfly, ' should eschew the plain prose of ordinary speech and insist on discussing their love- affairs in the obviously " unnatural" medium of song. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  15. And Dr. Gregory's moral would seem to be: Eschew politics and devote yourself to science. – The School and the World by Victor Gollancz and David Somervell