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Their beams of crimson seemed to get no purchase upon the bodies of their foes; the latter seemed to evade them with ease, and come through, between, around, and about with unopposed skill.
A promise of secrecy was of course very dutifully given, but it could not be kept without difficulty; for the curiosity excited by his long absence burst forth in such very direct questions on his return as required some ingenuity to evade, and he was at the same time exercising great self-denial, for he was longing to publish his prosperous love.
Hunt perceived that it was useless to attempt any longer to evade him; after proceeding a few miles further, therefore, he came to a halt and waited for him to come up.
It had not been necessary, and the few occasions of its being possible for her to go to the Hall she had contrived to evade and escape from.
With that secret in her possession, she could bring pressure to bear on Caswall which would make it no easy matter for him to evade her.
By diving I could evade the bullets and, swimming vigorously, reach the bank, take to the woods and get away home.
The experience of life shows that people are constantly doing things which must lead to disaster, and yet by some chance manage to evade the result of their folly.