References in classic literature ?
He answered evasively, "If the vicar doesn't come, the doctor will.
I never met but one editor in my life," she replied evasively, "and I, he--well, we didn't get on very well together.
She merely replied, and that evasively and hurriedly: Why should she?
The women of the Siouxes and of the white men are not of the same wigwam," he answered evasively.
He answered evasively, because the old woman appeared to take it for granted that he would be very happy indeed, and he had not the heart to disappoint her.
In which state of agitation, Mr Merdle, evasively rolling his eyes round the Chief Butler's shoes without raising them to the index of that stupendous creature's thoughts, had signified to him his intention of giving a special dinner: not a very large dinner, but a very special dinner.
It wasn't anything particular, dear,' said the lady evasively.
Rather baulked, Mr Riderhood evasively remarked, with an innocent air, that he believed the T'other Governor had asked him summa't.
I have had so much to do inside the house," the detective said evasively.
9) "The Sister of Percivale" (TtL 51-53), where Taliessin enjoys watching the body of a Caucasian slave-girl as she goes about her work drawing water; "The Coming of Galahad" (TtL 69-74), where a favored slave she asks an insightful question which Taliessin evasively answers; "The Departure of Dindrane" (RSS 29-33), in which the slave rejects freedom in order to choose a lifetime of slavery with Taliessin as her master; and "The Queen's Servant" (Region of the Summer Stars [RSS] 39-42), in which a slave girl (it is unclear whether it is the same or another) is unwillingly freed and forced to leave Taliessin's service.
In typical fashion he concludes the conversation evasively by thinking that "he didn't in the least understand his older daughter" (51).
And if it's an obvious trick question designed to plunge the politician concerned into a pit full of sharpened stakes, then say so, rather than waffling on evasively.