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Because I saw them at the door, and waited at the corner of the square till they came out, and took half an hour's turn afterwards to avoid them.
Avoid it; for this is the hardest month, wintry, hard for sheep and hard for men.
Fyne saw the brusque half turn of the fellow's body as one avoids an importunate contact, defeating her attempt rudely.
He cleaves to one person and avoids another, according to their likeness or unlikeness to himself, truly seeking himself in his associates and moreover in his trade and habits and gestures and meats and drinks, and comes at last to be faithfully represented by every view you take of his circumstances.
Margaret guessed at Monica's type--"Italiano Inglesiato" they had named it: the crude feminist of the South, whom one respects but avoids.
He is shamefast and bashful with those who surround him and wishes not to be discovered by them, just as one instinctively avoids all lavish display of comfort or wealth in the presence of a poor friend.
This, however, would be an error--the sort of error that the theory of relativity avoids.
He either avoids the place for weeks, or else he works there from morning to night.
Those heroes in their harnesses avoid a cannon-ball, And what they know of powder upsets them one and all; Then we come into action and tug the guns again-- Make way there--way for the twenty yoke Of the Forty-Pounder train!
Our way now lay through a region scarce passable, and full of serpents, which were continually creeping between our legs; we might have avoided them in the day, but being obliged, that we might avoid the excessive heats, to take long marches in the night, we were every moment treading upon them.
The principal thing to be attended to, would be to avoid those articles which had been previously appropriated to the use of a particular State; and there could be no difficulty in ascertaining the revenue system of each.
Fogg in the car, to avoid a meeting between him and the colonel?