evasion

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From Middle French évasion, from Late Latin evasionem (accusative of evasio).

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evasion (countable and uncountable, plural evasions)

  1. The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
    • 2011, Christine Chism, Alliterative Revivals, page 99:
      In these hunting scenes, as many critics have noted, the reversals, negotiations, lurkings, and evasions between hunter and prey mirror and frame the bedroom strategies of the Lady and Gawain.

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