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Usage examples for evasive

  1. 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
  2. Each time they were given an evasive answer. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. She had been deliberately evasive of him since his quarrel with Paula. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  7. One spoke; it was an evasive answer. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  8. 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
  9. It was an evasive answer. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  10. It's deep there yet, was Kincaid's evasive reply. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  11. And then from lips which did not smile he heard the very faint but no longer evasive " Yes." – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  12. He fought hard against his inclination to give an evasive one. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  13. Pierre made an evasive gesture. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
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