Definitions

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  • n. The act of eschewing

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of eschewing; eschewment.

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Examples

  • Modernism is, in large part, a systematic eschewal of whatever makes art most broadly and immediately appealing or even accessible, and an embrace of features that remove it further into the exclusive province of those who have been not so much educated as initiated.

    FINAL CRISIS, Pt. 1: The Modernist Background

  • This swift pace and the resulting eschewal of sentimentality are part of the pleasure of Skeletons at the Feast, but I wish we could have paused a little longer at one or two of these moments ....

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  • Now that the denomination he criticized is in the news, perhaps Bobby could elaborate on his view about the Episcopalian Church's eschewal of "inconvenient morality".

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • However, Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 415, allowed evidence 'of similar acts of sexual harassment and eschewal in civil cases concerning sexual assault or child molestation.'

    Balkinization

  • Finally, Wurdalak is an odd vampire film, beginning with its eschewal of the very term "vampire" in favor of one less familiar.

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  • This is directly related to Wittgenstein's eschewal of the logical form or of any a-priori generalization that can be discovered or made in philosophy.

    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • Domestic propaganda thus makes very clear that nothing is to be expected from ongoing negotiations with the Americans, whose eschewal of a military solution to the nuclear standoff is attributed not to a desire for peace but to cowardice.

    How Pyongyang Plays the West

  • Lucky: "Jones filed a sexual harassment and eschewal suit against Clinton on May 6, 1994, two days prior to the 3-year statute of limitations."

    "There is an intensity and intimacy to Giuliani that can be unsettling."

  • From Wikipedia: "Jones filed a sexual harassment and eschewal suit against Clinton on May 6, 1994, two days prior to the 3-year statute of limitations."

    "There is an intensity and intimacy to Giuliani that can be unsettling."

  • New historicists have been noticed for their eschewal of grand theory and their alternative reliance upon anecdote and happenstance; for their immersion in the empirical plenitude of antiquarian history, from which items are plucked like rabbits from a hat, which turn out to illuminate a more traditionally "major" text or topic; and for their general effacement of hermeneutic problems about doing history in favor of the sheer vividness of the data of history.

    Is Literary History the History of Everything? The Case for 'Antiquarian' History

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