seeking to avoid

See: evasive
References in classic literature ?
Captain Ahab, said the reddening mate, moving further into the cabin, with a daring so strangely respectful and cautious that it almost seemed not only every way seeking to avoid the slightest outward manifestation of itself, but within also seemed more than half distrustful of itself; A better man than I might well pass over in thee what he would quickly enough resent in a younger man; aye
As for Fernand himself, he seemed to be enduring the tortures of the damned; unable to rest, he was among the first to quit the table, and, as though seeking to avoid the hilarious mirth that rose in such deafening sounds, he continued, in utter silence, to pace the farther end of the salon.
His own, in the blindness of his heart, darted all over the cabin, only seeking to avoid the sight of Hermann's raving.
The decision confirms our belief that Metrolinx acted inappropriately in seeking to avoid the dispute resolution provisions of the contract.
Logistics firms seeking to avoid the port and downtown area of Antwerp can leave their goods in a depot of Bpost which will move them toward their final destination on the same day.
He added: "HMRC will pursue those seeking to avoid their responsibilities.
They are seeking to avoid a first whitewash since 1957 and first wooden spoon since 1999 and Dusautoir (left, bottom) said: "In sport anything can happen.
A university spokesman said: "The university has been working hard with Birmingham UCU to clarify the approach to managing performance and the steps which are taken in seeking to avoid redundancies.
Summary: Another two speed radars were shot at by unidentified criminals in Sharjah seeking to avoid speeding tickets, bringing the total number of vandalised radars to 14 in some weeks.
The decision to have people stay put was a calculated risk by officials seeking to avoid a repeat of the chaos and death that ensued after residents were ordered to evacuate Houston when Hurricane Rita threatened the city in 2005.
Prime Minister Tony Blair's government is seeking to avoid additional student unrest over mandatory worship services at state-supported schools in Great Britain.
Where they will find themselves tonight is desperately seeking to avoid a three-game sweep.