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refrain from

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elude

keep away from

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Lorry it disclosed some shadowy indication that the old air of avoidance and dread had lately passed over him, like a cold wind.
Presuming however, that this studied avoidance spoke rather a momentary embarrassment than any dislike of the proposal, and seeing in her husband, who was fond or society, a perfect willingness to accept it, she ventured to engage for her attendance, and the day after the next was fixed on.
The answer warmed the hearts of both the old men, but, with the usual avoidance of Englishmen of emotional subjects personal to themselves, they instinctively returned to the previous question.
In his avoidance of slang and his search after right words, Martin was compelled to talk slowly, which enabled him to find the best thoughts that were in him.
I am beginning to fear from your avoidance of the subject that there is some trouble between you and Lucille.
He began by touching on his alleged neglect and avoidance of Claire.