Examples of evasion in a Sentence
He was arrested for tax evasion.
They came up with an evasion of the law to keep all the land for themselves.
His reply was nothing but careful evasions.
Recent Examples of evasion from the Web
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s government decided to do away with 500 and 1000 rupee notes (86 percent of the currency in circulation at the time) in a bid to clamp down on tax evasion and the black market.
In 1969, while financial director of a Banning orphanage, Nikliborc was convicted on income tax evasion charges.
The standard is part of a global effort to crack down on tax evasion.
Under Roosevelt, the Justice Department also cracked down on tax evasion, including a high-profile (though unsuccessful) effort to prosecute former Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon for failing to pay $3 million in taxes.
The passenger was charged with simple assault, fare evasion, misdemeanor threats and disorderly conduct.
This was the third attempt at the coroner's office for McKenna, a general practitioner and former Orleans Parish School Board member, served nine months in federal prison for felony tax evasion.
In response, his critics in the government and opposition have accused him of tax evasion and conflicts of interest linked to his chemical, food and media holdings.
Carlos Rafael was sentenced to 46 months in prison this week for falsifying records and for tax evasion, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
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Origin and Etymology of evasion
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsavoidance, cop-out, dodging, ducking, eluding, elusion, eschewal, eschewing, escape, out, shaking, shunning
Related Wordsbypassing, circumvention, runaround, sidestepping, skirting; averting, deflection, obviation, precluding, prevention
Near Antonymsabidance, endurance, submission, toleration
EVASION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evasion for English Language Learners
: the act of avoiding something that you do not want to do or deal with : the act of evading something
: a way of avoiding something
: a statement or action that avoids directly dealing with something (such as a difficult problem or question)
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