You can't avoid conflict all the time.
Why lie when she made it so easy for him to avoid talking about it at all?
The carpenters tried to keep the dust level down, but it was impossible to avoid all of it.
He shut the door to avoid being overheard.
On the other hand, maybe it's a good way to avoid trouble.
You cannot avoid me forever.
She's been taught to avoid strangers.
He continued to avoid her gaze, focusing on Felipa instead.
In the meantime, she had to avoid Yancey while she thought up some excuse for leaving.
He entered the castle, following the scents up the back stairwell that Katie alone used to avoid the other Immortals.
How long did he think he could hide them - or avoid them, for that matter?
The only thing she had been proving lately was that she could successfully avoid him.
But if I'm supposed to avoid the subject, don't act like I'm in the middle of some deceitful act when I try.
"Then I'll have it brought round," said Rostov wishing to avoid Telyanin, and he went out to give the order.
Was he using the work to avoid answering her question?
Although I try very hard not to force issues, I find it very difficult to avoid them.
If we come across another of the strange fruit we must avoid it.
In any case, Yancey didn't seem to be all that determined to avoid a relationship.
At times he seemed on the verge of revealing it to Adrienne, only to draw back into himself and avoid her for days.
Pierre turned away to avoid seeing what was going to happen.
He wouldn't await word from the Council but would warn his counselors and advisors to avoid Kisolm's planet.
This creature I'll avoid when I come calling, which I soon plan to do.
After the first several feet, the angle of the slope dropped more sharply and he was forced to move to his left to avoid falling.
While they were dating, it had seemed wise to avoid making him aware of her desire for him.
A person couldn't avoid fate, but they could control the way they responded to it.
The doctor says I can talk, but I think he is trying to avoid a law suit.
Jackson asked for the first floor to avoid a long elevator ride.
We've issued warning orders for the populace to avoid the cities, and we're stopping and quarantining everyone at the Mississippi.
You are leaving town for a week and a day and will completely avoid your spouse's meltdown.
After the Austerlitz campaign Prince Andrew had firmly resolved not to continue his military service, and when the war recommenced and everybody had to serve, he took a post under his father in the recruitment so as to avoid active service.
Again Princess Mary tried to catch someone's eye, but not a single eye in the crowd was turned to her; evidently they were all trying to avoid her look.
Kutuzov, without looking at Wolzogen, gave directions for the order to be written out which the former commander-in-chief, to avoid personal responsibility, very judiciously wished to receive.
His attempts to avoid his predestined path are unsuccessful: he is not received into the Russian service, and the appointment he seeks in Turkey comes to nothing.
She opened the door and slid her legs out one by one, trying to avoid contact with the car.
Leave it to a man to avoid expressing how he felt, but it had to make him feel less of a man.
While he wanted to avoid further involvement in Edith Shipton's troubled world, he felt proud of his wife inherent sense of compassion toward anyone in trouble.
When she turned away, he blocked the view with his hands and prayed she had done the same to avoid witnessing his savagery.
Avoid the main roads and any monitored road.
She'd been trying to avoid the crushing sense of betrayal building in her breast.
Leaving the dairy, she crossed the field and then the creek, hopping from one stone to another to avoid getting her boots wet.
Even when they were both determined not to let this happen, it was difficult to avoid such incidents.
In the valley below, the old house seemed to stare at her with blank eyes, as if it too was trying to avoid seeing something.
"I'm sorry," she said, ducking her head to avoid a branch as she walked under it.
Carmen used the chore of setting the table to avoid his gaze.
Most of all, I don't want you to avoid the doctor when there could be something wrong.
Most of all, I don't want you to avoid the doctor when there could be something wrong.
To avoid privacy issues at this point, let's stipulate that everything is recorded only for your future reference.
Toavoiddisorder in her classroom, Mrs. Johnson set strict rules on cleaning up after free time.
This involved making the poor wear prison uniforms and only providing enough food to avoid starvation.
We will avoid war because it is unprofitable; and while that is not a moral reason, any reason that brings peace is fine by me.
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
If you would avoid uncleanness, and all the sins, work earnestly, though it be at cleaning a stable.
But I just wish to say, to avoid misunderstandings, that you are quite mistaken if you reckon me or my mother among such people.
He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
Rostov, fearing to be crushed or swept into the attack on the French, galloped along the front as hard as his horse could go, but still was not in time to avoid them.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.
Pierre felt confused and wished to avoid that look, but the bright old eyes attracted him irresistibly.
Our aim is no longer, as it should be, to avoid or attack the enemy, but solely to avoid General Buxhowden who by right of seniority should be our chief.
How could I avoid the anguish that comes with a breakup?
That same day, Rostov, profiting by the darkness to avoid being recognized in civilian dress, came to Tilsit and went to the lodging occupied by Boris and Zhilinski.
He checked himself in the middle of the sentence, lowered his eyes to avoid seeing her unpleasantly irritated and irresolute face, and said:
A man who simply wished to retain his lucrative post would today agree with Pfuel, tomorrow with his opponent, and the day after, merely to avoid responsibility or to please the Emperor, would declare that he had no opinion at all on the matter.
One Uhlan stopped, another who was on foot flung himself to the ground to avoid being knocked over, and a riderless horse fell in among the hussars.
He frowned before his looking glass, gesticulated, shrugged his shoulders, and finally, without saying a word to anyone, took his cap and left the house by the back door, trying to avoid notice.
As he approached the Kremlin he even began to avoid being crushed and resolutely stuck out his elbows in a menacing way.
Having tied a girdle over his coat and pulled his cap low on his head, Pierre went down the corridor, trying to avoid making a noise or meeting the captain, and passed out into the street.
He was in a state of physical suffering as if from corporal punishment, and could not avoid expressing it by cries of anger and distress.
Since Bennigsen, who corresponded with the Emperor and had more influence than anyone else on the staff, had begun to avoid him, Kutuzov was more at ease as to the possibility of himself and his troops being obliged to take part in useless aggressive movements.
Still more carefully did they avoid anything relating to him who was dead.
Despite all Kutuzov's efforts to avoid that ruinous encounter and to preserve his troops, the massacre of the broken mob of French soldiers by worn-out Russians continued at Krasnoe for three days.
And to avoid being imprisoned for the remainder, as the creditors threatened, he re-entered the government service.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
Nicholas did not reply and tried to avoid speaking of the princess any more.
She made no reply, but to avoid obeying Sonya beckoned to Andrew to follow her quietly and went to the door.
She took no pains with her manners or with delicacy of speech, or with her toilet, or to show herself to her husband in her most becoming attitudes, or to avoid inconveniencing him by being too exacting.
Light and dark seemed to bend to avoid him, leaving a haze around his body.
Holding out her arm, she was fascinated to see the rain arc to avoid it.
She fed from him silently and made every effort to avoid him in the meantime.
They slopped forward, feet sloshing the muddy floor, no longer trying to avoid the water that oozed in rivulets down the narrow passageway, back toward the entrance, now out of sight behind them.
Even with Cynthia's tiny height she was required to stoop to avoid the low ceiling.
The road darkened as he entered the trees and he turned on his headlamps, trying to avoid the rocks and boulders that littered the roadway.
She stepped back to avoid his hand and tripped over one of the paint cans, falling and sliding across the floor.
She dressed quickly to avoid comments on either her collar or her scars and flung herself into her bunk, reminded of her cell with Lankha.
"You avoid my question," Mansr insisted.
Besides, most wild animals will avoid humans.
First, this future farm I describe is nothing like what I go out of my way to avoid today.
It was just the moment before a big dinner when the assembled guests, expecting the summons to zakuska, * avoid engaging in any long conversation but think it necessary to move about and talk, in order to show that they are not at all impatient for their food.
Boris made up his mind to avoid meeting Natasha, but despite that resolution he called again a few days later and began calling often and spending whole days at the Rostovs'.
He tried equally to avoid thinking about his wife, and about Natasha and Prince Andrew; and again everything seemed to him insignificant in comparison with eternity; again the question: for what? presented itself; and he forced himself to work day and night at masonic labors, hoping to drive away the evil spirit that threatened him.
Pierre felt that she was right, and to avoid compromising her went away to Moscow.
Balashev stood with downcast eyes, looking at the movements of Napoleon's stout legs and trying to avoid meeting his eyes.
Denisov's horse swerved aside to avoid a pool in the track and bumped his rider's knee against a tree.
She gathered up her things and left out the back door to avoid the small group of people gathered in the dining room for brunch.
It goes against my nature to avoid it, he was saying.
She'd expected him to go out the window to avoid detection.
She dropped her eyelids to avoid Jackson's gaze.
It made no sense, but neither did the sudden craving for peanut butter that dragged her to the kitchen, where yet another man she wanted to avoid was lounging.
Anything else you wanna avoid telling me?
The first was to maintain enough control to avoid crushing them in the heat of passion.
The barn represented work, and by the look of him and the feel of his smooth hands, he knew how to avoid physical labor.
She'd traveled nonstop, sticking to narrow country roads and the forest to avoid both people and zones marked as having any sort of radiation fallout from the nuke strikes.
As for diet, the suggestion was to avoid refined carbohydrates and increase intake of antioxidant foods.
The generals were passing by, looking as if they wished to avoid embarrassing attentions.
The scene was total chaos, with goats dashing every which way around the field, trying to avoid the squawking chickens and the fox.
The trail swerved only to avoid trees, and it was soon evident where the goat was headed.
Why did he avoid answering her question?
Instead, I had the presence to mind to avoid answering.