dodging

Definitions

  • Mary Mapes Dodge
    Mary Mapes Dodge
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dodging deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
    • n dodging nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible","that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
    • n dodging a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
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Quotations

  • Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
    Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
    “Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.”
  • Sir Josiah Stamp
    Sir Josiah Stamp
    “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”
  • Joseph Fort Newton
    Joseph Fort Newton
    “A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.”
  • Larry Speakes
    Larry Speakes
    “I would dodge, not lie, in the national interest.”
  • Edgar Quinet
    Edgar%20Quinet
    “Philosophy may be dodged, eloquence cannot.”

Idioms

Dodge the bullet - If someone has dodged a bullet, they have successfully avoided a very serious problem.
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Usage

In literature:

I dodge them about the boat.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The Boche dodged to one side, as there were men running toward them, and already several lights had sprung up.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
Jasper, running down the avenue with Pickering Dodge at his heels, found them so, and was transfixed with astonishment.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
He could see nothing of any tramp, and, after dodging around among the trucks for several minutes, returned to the youth.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Having dragged the machine into the farthest corner, he returned to the entrance and at once dodged into the machine sheds.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
There was no way of dodging it.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
Dodge, therefore, was going to give up her rooms, sell her plain furniture, and be ready to return as soon as possible.
"Bertie and the Gardeners" by Madeline Leslie
Two-thirds of the human family make it their business to dodge the truth.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
He struck at the Bison's head, then dodged in time to escape his horns.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
There was no dodging her keen eyes.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
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In poetry:

So I'll say, though reflection unnerves me
And pronouncements I dodge as I can,
That I think (if my memory serves me)
There was nothing more fun than a man!
"The Little Old Lady In Lavender Silk" by Dorothy Parker
An' that wus 'ow I made me first deboo.
I'd dodged it cunnin' fer a month or two.
Doreen she sez, "You'll have to meet my Mar,
Some day," she sez. An' so I seen it thro'.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
The pomps of Fleet St., festering year on year,
Hid truth and lied, and lied and hid the facts.
The pimps of Whitehall ever more in fear,
Hid health statistics, dodged the Labour Acts.
"Alf’s Fifth Bit" by Ezra Pound
No silken cloud from solar harms
Had she to spread; with shifting arms
She dodged him from the sun;
Mother and sister both in heart,
She did a gracious woman's part,
Life's task even now begun!
"The Child-Mother" by George MacDonald
To him one autumn day there came
A lovely youth of mystic name:
He took a lodging in the house,
And fell a-dodging snipe and grouse,
For, oh! that mild scholastic one
Let shooting for a single gun.
"Gregory Parable, LL.D." by William Schwenck Gilbert
Over our heads truth and nature—-
Still our life's zigzags and dodges,
Ins and outs, weaving a new legislature—-
God's gold just shining its last where that lodges,
Palled beneath man's usurpature.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning

In news:

RM Auctions sold a significant concept car at their January auction in Phoenix: the Dodge Firearrow.
We have really dodged a bullet this winter when it comes to snowfall.
After gracing us with the newest available subject in a 1:6 engine kit — the Dodge SRT8 Hemi — Hawk now book-ends it with the oldest: a 1948 Ford Flathead.
After gracing us with the newest available subject in a 1:6 engine kit — the Dodge SRT8 Hemi — Hawk now book-ends it with the oldest: a 1948 Ford Flathead .
Superpowers, Refined: Dodge Finally Tames the Viper.
Nearly three years after he was first charged with a shooting in Fort Dodge, Deron Foy has been sentenced to prison after admitting his role in the crime.
He was born Jan 13, 1970 in Long Beach, Calif Foy made his home in Dodge City for several years.
A Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is shown in a photo provided by Chrysler.
Believe it or not, the town of Edgefield, just 20 miles north of Aiken, used to have a reputation for violence as great as that of Dodge City, Kan. Or Tombstone, Ariz.
Adel Imam, Egypt's favorite funnyman , dodges a bullet.
Adel Imam, Egypt's favorite funnyman, dodges a bullet.
2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Dyno Results.
2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Dyno Tuning.
Enbridge's tar sands oil pipelines dodge oversight.
Cars like the 1994 to 1996 Impala SS, the 2003 and 2004 Mercury Marauder, and the present Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger have left the doors wide open for American classic sedans and hardtops .
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In science:

Since we have to do the more disruptive moves anyway, we use them for everything and dodge this point.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Arthanari and Dodge (1981) and Sukhatme et al.
Optimum allocation in multivariate stratified random sampling: Stochastic matrix optimisation
This approach has been treated in detail by Arthanari and Dodge (1981).
A modified Pr\'ekopa's approach in optimum allocation in multivariate stratified random sampling
Of course there is the well-known Turing Test (Turing, 1950), however this paradoxically seems to be more about dodging the difficult problem of explicitly defining intelligence than addressing the real issue.
An Approximation of the Universal Intelligence Measure
Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, 440 W.
The ELM Survey. IV. 24 White Dwarf Merger Systems
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