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Word: eschew

Definition: avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks


Sentences Containing 'eschew'

Although traditionally considered a coffee substitute for children, it is an increasingly common choice in Italy and other places for those who choose to eschew caffeine for health reasons.
Eupraxsophies, like religions, are cosmic in their outlook, but eschew the supernatural component of religion, avoiding the "transcendental temptation," as Kurtz puts it.
Some leagues may eschew overtime periods altogether and end games in shootout should teams be tied at the end of regulation.
When the tenure of his term came to an end in 1952, he decided to eschew practical politics and took to serious reading.

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