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characterized by or exhibiting evasion

deliberately ambiguous or vague

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deliberately vague or ambiguous

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avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire

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Now I think of it,' said Mr Riderhood, evasively, for he was substituting those words for 'Now I see you so jealous,' which was the phrase really in his mind; 'P'r'aps he went and took me down wrong, a purpose, on account o' being sweet upon her
At another time, sir," he returned, evasively, "the present time is ill-conwenient for explainin'.
She's got a blood disorder," Nick evasively explains.
McGann in answering that question rather than the primrose paths of subjective relativity others have proposed, so that, once again, it might be objected that in not naming 'the Other' this volume obliquely, even evasively, slides round the really difficult issues.
If he tried to reply to them evasively this would produce still more letters.
It's all very well to say that Goldstein was, as Rabin evasively phrased it, "a shame on Zionism and an embarrassment to Judaism.
economy," evasively says today, "I haven't got a preferred solution at the moment.
The director, who is not related to the late master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, is quite the wiz at evasively uninflected insidiousness himself.
Attribution of the picture's sources is evasively buried deep in the end credits scroll.
The North document, an evasively worded summary of hundreds of classified papers, is perhaps most revealing about the scope and the audacity of the cover-up.
The famous rosettes evasively brushed in on Margarita's dress in Las Meninas, 1656-57, might be described as an example of Velazquez at play.
I would love to see the reopening of more bridleways, to make them accessible to traditional packhorses,''I reply evasively.
Every day, when civil servants and politicians sat evasively in the witness box, it has been hard not to wish she were there.