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Examples of eschew in a Sentence
- Though a doctor with psychiatric training, he eschewed the science that had so enamored earlier child-rearing professionals … —Sue Halpern, New York Review of Books, 29 May 2003
- A fair number of academics eschew the simple title "professor" and call themselves economists, astronomers, historians, philosophers. —Tracy Kidder, Home Town, 1999
- When introduced to a stranger, he eschewed formalities, stuck out a gnarled right hand and responded with a chummy, "Hermann." —Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated, 2 Feb. 1998
They now eschew the violence of their past.
a psychologist who eschews the traditional methods of psychotherapy
Recent Examples of eschew from the Web
Instead, Budweiser , as always the largest advertiser during the game, eschewed the usual puppies and Clydesdales to showcase employees that send water to places in need.
Leading 15-12 and facing a fourth-and-goal at the Patriots' 1-yard line in the final minute of the first half, Pederson eschewed the conservative option and went for the touchdown.
And in a totally rigged bit of prognosticating at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Safari, Ahren the eagle – the eagle! – eschewed a stuffed bear wearing Patriots gear and went for the one wearing Eagles gear.
The reason y’all’s president eschews teleprompters has nothing to do with authenticity or his ability to speak off the cuff.
Hadid deserves extra points for eschewing sneakers in favor of patent-leather combat boots that seamlessly transitioned from the gym to the street.
Last year alone, Barcelona’s mere 1.6 million residents were blasted with an estimated 32 million visitors, leading the city to implement a new urban planning law to eschew the city’s development of hotel rooms and apartment rentals.
Other teams, working within the limits of conventional-but-as-yet-unproven theory, have similarly economical, collider-eschewing ideas.
While Herbert played three sports in high school and eschewed the camp circuit, the 6-1 Tagovailoa was a five-star recruiting darling and competed in the Elite 11 QB.
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Did You Know?
Eschew derives from the Anglo-French verb eschiver and is akin to the Old High German verb sciuhen ("to frighten off"), an ancestor of our word shy. In his famous dictionary of 1755 Dr. Samuel Johnson characterized "eschew" as "almost obsolete." History has proven that the great lexicographer was wrong on that call, however. William Thackeray found "eschew" alive enough to use it almost one hundred years later in his classic novel Vanity Fair: "He has already eschewed green coats, red neckcloths, and other worldly ornaments." The word swelled in usage in English during the 19th and 20th centuries and is now common enough to be included even in small paperback dictionaries.
Synonym Discussion of eschew
- nothing escapes her sharp eyes
- try to avoid past errors
- evaded the question by changing the subject
- what she sees in him eludes me
- you have shunned your responsibilities
- a playwright who eschews melodrama
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