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avoid

to make a plea or a contract void.
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The DOH said this could be avoided by applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 half an hour before sun exposure and reapplying if exposure is extended.
Some 76,802 criminals found guilty of at least their sixth offence in 2012 avoided prison, according to figures released by campaigners the Centre for Crime Prevention.
avoided nearly all of the cost of this process, typically $9 per cubic yard including transportation.
Illegal drugs fall into the category of things that should be avoided, if for no other reason than that there is usually no way to guarantee the purity of the drug or the possible side effects.
Cold foods are best avoided at that time since we need to ignite our inner "cauldron." A gruel made of grain, vegetables, or good source of protein was a typical breakfast shared by most traditional cultures in the world until very recently, and is still the healthiest source of energy.
If MnS precipitation occurred before solidification, tensile strength would be reduced; however, maximum tensile strength would be obtained if MnS precipitation was avoided prior to the onset of solidification.
If a client asks an adviser whether an accuracy-related penalty can be avoided by relying on the adviser's opinion, does this mean the client did not act in good faith?
This optional service allows customers to see avoided costs realized through their participation in the MCE Power Shopping[SM] Pro gram, as well as a wealth of over useful information on their properties' power usage.
For HIVers with CD4-cell below 200--counts below 200--which indicates severe immune system damage--trips to areas where parasitic, bacterial, and viral diseases are prevalent can be very dangerous and should be avoided.
This inherent taxable gain in the received buyer's stock can be avoided if the selling shareholder or their spouse should die.
Bright or fluorescent colors on envelopes should be avoided due to their tendency to render cancelling machines unable to detect the front of the envelope.
INSTRUCTION Redemptions sacramentum on certain hatters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist