escape notice


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See: elude, evade, lurk
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His flamboyance was extinguished; and in neat, commonplace, shabby clothes he hurried, a subdued, unassuming little man, through the departments as though anxious to escape notice.
On receiving it, he ran on tiptoe to his study in alarm and haste, trying to escape notice, closed the door, and began to read the letter.
prefers a very dry soil; and the sand-dunes near the coast, where for many months it can never taste water, is its favourite resort: it often tries to escape notice, by squatting close to the ground.
He reflected that Valentin's friendship was older than Urbain's enmity, and that at a funeral it was easy to escape notice.
That it might the better escape notice, he had invented a fiction that it belonged to 'Mr.
But it should escape notice that, of all the directors and despite Nolan's technical mastery, Del Toro is the only one whose movie, 'The Shape of Water,' is completely, spectacularly different from all the others.
This does not escape notice from outside the Philippines," she stressed.
He said it was difficult for women to keep the pregnancies a secret, but when ministry officials visited, surrogates hid in their homes or tried to escape notice.
It also cannot escape notice that most of the seats yielded by the UK Independence Party went to Labour, despite May's hard line on Brexit.
8 million African and African-Caribbean population is too large to escape notice, too small and recently established to escape abuse.
It was much later that I discovered these 'store rooms' were a euphemism for 'bars' - behind stacks of goods that made the godown look like a genuine store room, away from direct view there were set some tables and chairs and the drinkers were served in non-transparent coffee (or rather beer) mugs to escape notice in case of a sudden raid,
Others reveal a man rumored to have been swallowed by the earth, a botched assassination attempt, and the fate of a man who feigns insanity to escape notice.