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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
The company eschewed a camera, a microphone, a speaker, and other hardware to keep the frames sleek and lightweight.
Performance under the records law by the Trump administration has been a source of curiosity, since Trump has eschewed some of the common conventions of transparency.
Performance under the records law by the Trump administration has been a source of curiosity, since Mr. Trump has eschewed some of the common conventions of transparency.
The Sexton Single Malt eschews bourbon barrels all together, instead using Oloroso sherry casks for the entire four years, yielding enough dried fruit, spice and wood to bring a young Scotch whisky to mind.
The front office under Matt Klentak, who replaced Amaro after the 2015 season, had eschewed free agency and traded away any veteran with value, with the goal of amassing prospects and securing high draft picks (including the No.
The company has also introduced a new store prototype for A&F that eschews doors at malls to make the store seem more open, and includes better lit fitting rooms.
If Berlusconi has largely eschewed dogwhistle politics, Salvini has no such qualms.
At the helm of this massive production is director Michael McKelvey, who brings it all to life with a grand vision, but one that never eschews the tiny detail that fully colors the characters and plot.
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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
ESCHEW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eschew for English Language Learners
: to avoid (something) especially because you do not think it is right, proper, etc.
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