Usage examples for evasive

  1. His Majesty gave an evasive answer, but did not comply with the request; on the contrary, he seems to have rejoiced at the idea of an enmity existing between the Europeans in his country, and chuckled at the prospect of the advantages he might reap from their jealousy and rivalry. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  2. In case you meet enemy planes, you are to take proper evasive measures. – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  3. Her knowledge of the range told her that Lem had narrated nothing so far which could have been cause for his cold, grim, evasive manner; and her woman's intuition divined a catastrophe. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  4. His sensibility to their spell was in fact so marked that it became from an early time a household game with us to detect him in evasive tears over their pages, when these were either real or romantic enough, and to publish without mercy that he had so been caught. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  5. Pierre made an evasive gesture. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  6. He fought hard against his inclination to give an evasive one. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  7. Each time they were given an evasive answer. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  8. Pressed home, she was evasive as she had ever been. –  by
  9. And then from lips which did not smile he heard the very faint but no longer evasive Yes." – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  10. One spoke; it was an evasive answer. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  11. He endeavoured to put her off with some evasive answer;-" No, no!" – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  12. At one or two of these places we asked the reason for the deserted ranches above, and were given evasive answers. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  13. Again Max Elliot looked happily evasive – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  14. This was coming more directly to the point; but the response proved equally evasive –  by
  15. It was an evasive answer. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  16. These letters should be brief and not effusive on any point, nor evasive of the issue at stake. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  17. But just as I was congratulating myself that we had escaped from the painful necessity of putting him off with an evasive answer, if not a deliberate lie, the butler entered and announced that he had shown Mr. Hilderman into the library. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  18. It is well known that the King of England greatly respected the personal virtues of Their French Majesties; but upon the point of business, both King and Ministers were now become ambiguous and evasive – The Memoirs of Louis XV. and XVI., Volume 7 Being Secret Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and of an Unknown English Girl and The Princess Lamballe by Madame du Hausset, and of an Unknown English Girl and the Princess Lamballe
  19. It's deep there yet, was Kincaid's evasive reply. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  20. She had been deliberately evasive of him since his quarrel with Paula. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster