evasion

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Synonyms for evasion

Synonyms for evasion

the act, an instance, or a means of avoiding

Synonyms for evasion

a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

the deliberate act of failing to pay money

nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

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So much of what was fantastically true to his own knowledge of this utterly careless Eugene, mingled with the answer, that Mortimer could not receive it as a mere evasion.
It was equally repugnant to her to accept the evasion offered by this delicate deception.
More and more I am convinced that the final solution of the political end of our race problem will be for each state that finds it necessary to change the law bearing upon the franchise to make the law apply with absolute honesty, and without opportunity for double dealing or evasion, to both races alike.
she called back into the sitting-room, and when she joined him, drying her hands, she began to tell him about the latest evasion on the part of the Government with respect to the Women's Suffrage Bill.
I have been shutting myself up and resting," said Will, feeling himself a sneak, but seeing no alternative to this evasion.
He feebly availed himself of the commonplace trick of evasion which he had read of in novels, and seen in action on the stage.
A moment later he turned about and with a smile said: "I beg your pardon; I had no thought of evasion.
Worse than being merely ridiculous, they created an atmosphere of guilt and evasion.
It is due to the young lady to say that she did not positively affirm that she would not, but that she merely expressed an emphatic and earnest desire to be 'blessed' if she would; a polite and delicate evasion of the request, which shows the young lady to have been possessed of that natural good breeding which cannot bear to inflict upon a fellow-creature, the pain of a direct and pointed refusal.
The landlady, by no means satisfied with this assurance, which she considered an ingenious evasion of the question, rejoined that he had his reasons of course.
Seventy cases of customs evasions were caught by the taxes investigation directorate.
By identifying and working on the 50 largest potential premium-dollar rate evasions per day, they were able to generate an additional $1.
At present, government is charging upto 63 percent excise duty on retail price of cigarettes in addition to 16 percent General Sales Tax (GST) and 1% special excise duty (SED) further increase in excise duty would encourage illegal cigarette manufacturers to involve in more tax evasions and illegal sale of cigarettes and smuggling, sources feared.
Unfortunately, there is hardly a new historicist analytical tool for unmasking power's evasions that the evasions of Gallagher's own text is not vulnerable to.
Numerous situations are discussed to illustrate that some evasions are extremely difficult to discover while others are suprisingly easy to detect because the taxpayer either leaves behind damning evidence or engages in practices that have no legitimate explanation.