avoid doing

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In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.
"Things do not all happen in the same way," answered Don Quixote; "it all came, Sir Bachelor Alonzo Lopez, of your going, as you did, by night, dressed in those surplices, with lighted torches, praying, covered with mourning, so that naturally you looked like something evil and of the other world; and so I could not avoid doing my duty in attacking you, and I should have attacked you even had I known positively that you were the very devils of hell, for such I certainly believed and took you to be."
He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
My esteemed uncle evidently felt that he could not in common decency avoid doing something for his sister's family; and he had done it accordingly in the most malicious and mischievous manner.
"It is that you will let me know, deliberately, whether, in case of my death, you will carry out my wishes: whether you will avoid doing what I should deprecate, and apply yourself to do what I should desire."
As to disturbing you I shall soon learn to avoid doing that, for I hate disturbing people.
So, to avoid doing anything improper, she had stood stilly silent and done nothing, as the custom of English ladies in such cases is.
Tong'i said that it is through the monitoring that contractors can avoid doing shoddy jobs even after they are paid their dues.
He further said that 'I'm begging to the politicians that they should avoid doing politics on this issue'.
He advised the opposition to avoid doing politics of chaos in the country.
He urged social media users to avoid doing things that may go against local values, cultures, and traditions.
'The NPAs do not believe in the rotten system of elections but we respect the people's right to vote so we avoid doing acts against them,' Alcala added.