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.
To a question, Ranjha said political parties should avoid doing politics on sensitive issues like Zainab murder case in
Political parties should avoid doing political point scoring on such incidents.
They were found driving during foggy weather despite being instructed to avoid doing so until visibility level improves, he said.
Republicans cannot undo the damage theyve caused to the health care system or to patients and families who will be paying more or losing coverage, but they can avoid doing further harmand I am hoping they are truly serious about working with us to get this done.
He explained that at its meeting Tuesday the Government passed a proposal that the Constitutional Court should halt the procedure of assessing the constitutionality of Article 175 of the Law on Electronic Communications to avoid doing the same thing twice and developing partial solutions before the final systemic solution was found.