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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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Isabella and he had had an hour's interview, during which he tried to elicit from her some sentiment of proper horror for Heathcliff's advances: but he could make nothing of her evasive replies, and was obliged to close the examination unsatisfactorily; adding, however, a solemn warning, that if she were so insane as to encourage that worthless suitor, it would dissolve all bonds of relationship between herself and him.
It will be well for me if I have no worse,” said the youth, dashing ahead with his horse, and putting an end to the evasive dialogue.
There seemed little dependence to be placed upon the promises of a loose adventurer of the kind, who was at the very time playing an evasive game with his former employers; who had already received two-thirds of his year's pay, and his rifle on his shoulder, his family and worldly fortunes at his heels, and the wild woods before him.
It was a dark-browed man who put the question; he had an evasive eye, which in the course of a dozen years had looked no mortal directly in the face.
The hasty entrance into the room, the nervous assumption of playfulness in language and manner, the evasive and wandering eyes, were all referable to the same cause.
Based on innovative App-ID[TM] application classification technology, the Palo Alto Networks family of next-generation firewalls accurately identifies applications - regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or even SSL encryption - at 10Gbps with no performance degradation.
He was generally evasive and seemed preoccupied during the interview," stated the report, the Dawn quoted.
But he didn't answer the accusations directly and was evasive.
The researchers have made great progress: One of the things we ve taught the cars is to predict what is going to happen next, and help drivers take evasive action whenever there is a threat of collision with a pedestrian, BE-rkle says.
Everyone in the dressing room thought he was taking evasive action.
Godolphin could have an able second string in the shape of Evasive, but there has been no decision on his participation following a disappointing display in the Hungerford Stakes.
THE in-form Godolphin team could supply us with some ammunition for the four brilliant days at York next week with Evasive in the Group 2 CGA Hungerford Stakes at Newbury (3.
The researchers encountered evasive corporate representatives and dismissive companies.
Evasive craftsmen such as these have been known to disappear for years at a time, often in the midst of putting in a new kitchen, basement or roof.
Large predator fish hunt down small fish, which form schools, take evasive action, and scatter--as real fish do.