eschew

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v eschew avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eschew To escape from; to avoid. "He who obeys, destruction shall eschew ."
    • Eschew To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of. "They must not only eschew evil, but do good."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • eschew Unwilling; disinclined.
    • eschew To refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from; shun; avoid.
    • eschew To escape from; evade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Eschew es-chōō′ to shun: to flee from: to abstain from.
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Quotations

  • Ernest Hemingway
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    “Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. eschever, eschiver, eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen,; akin to E. sky,. See Shy (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. eschever; cog. with Ger. scheuen, to shun.

Usage

In literature:

Sweet-scented soaps, perfumery, and sweet waters of all kinds should be eschewed.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
No means of eschewing this wretched state of decay?
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Dolly knew nobody, kept close by her mother, who eschewed all society, and so of course had no likenesses to paint.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
He must eschew all such vanities as white trousers and well-cut boots.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
However sad their fortunes, the literature of the Jews never entirely eschewed the consideration of subjects of general interest.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
If it be ceremonially polluting, it is eschewed.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
And last, but not least, utterly eschew all slang.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
But for to eschew so quant par alcun accident ilz sont alteres.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Waste and niggardliness are sedulously eschewed.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Observe how they choose the dark red, and eschew the unripe green, or the black and overdone berry.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
Fifth, eschew the professor's chair.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
By this tale we maie perceyue, that of al things a prince, a ruler, a iudge ought specyally to eschewe wrathe.
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
Birds lived on seeds and eschewed worms, and the fierce carniverous animals grazed like oxen.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
She ran upstairs to put on her prettiest dress, and to have her hair done in the curls and waves she had so long eschewed.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
Darcy and Winston regularly eschewed speculation, though the latter confessed his fingers sometimes burned to be in the pie.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Above all, she says, nuns must learn to eschew Pharisaism, the better-than-thou frame of mind.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
They eschew the classics, and evince but a very superficial knowledge of literature, save that of the current year.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
It bade the young man eschew the dulness of the counter and the office for the magic wand of speculation.
"About London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The haunts of men are not wholly eschewed by our little brothers of the air.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
The history of her wedded life was enough to make me eschew the yoke of matrimony.
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susanna Moodie
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In poetry:

I would eschew mine every task,
In Nature's smiles my soul should bask,
And I methinks no more could ask,
Except--perhaps--one little flask.
"In August" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Word's far beaming light pursue —
Whate'er thou'rt bid by Jesus, do —
Whatever He forbade, eschew —
And thou shalt strait to heaven go.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
Over the grass we stepped unto it,
And God He knoweth how blithe we were!
Never a voice to bid us eschew it:
Hey the green ribbon that showed so fair!
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow
How can one God's anger and sentence eschew,
The curse by the law, to iniquity due,
Death's keen pointed sting, and the pow'r of the fiend,
By worth of his own — unless Christ be his friend?
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
I vaunted then myself, and half aloud
I gloried in the journey I had done:
Eschewing earth and earth’s seductive crowd,
I’d scaled this steep, despite the rocks and sun;
Of such a feat might any man be proud!
"Pike’s Peak" by Eugene Field
The Nightingale thus in my hearing spake:—
Good Cuckoo, seek some other bush or brake,
And, prithee, let us that can sing dwell here;
For every wight eschews thy song to hear,
Such uncouth singing verily dost thou make.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth

In news:

The Juicy Naam eschews animal products, caffeine, sugar, and wheat as it encourages healing and rejuvenation through diet.
Man of Pastel The Republican candidate has eschewed the chance to mark himself out in bold colors.
A diverse coalition of parties claiming to eschew a particular ideology and trumpeting its problem-solving skills won with almost half the votes, well ahead of the second-place Islamist party.
India's prime minister-in-waiting, Rahul Gandhi, eschews ministerial post in Cabinet reshuffle .
No longer eschewed, gas fireplaces are showing up in East End houses.
Eschew the Scientific Sound Bite .
Sep 23, 2012 — Orton's sixth album eschews electric instrumentation, instead recasting its star as a modern practitioner of classic English folk a la Pentangle.
The Saginaw Township Democrat deserves to keep the job that she is propelling into the modern age, eschewing the easy excuses available in difficult financial times.
Jaffe, a Democrat, ran for US Senate this year and governor in 2010, campaigning on a transparency platform and eschewing campaign donations.
Faculty and staff members have eschewed raises, taken furloughs and accepted reduced contributions to the pension fund.
Over the past few years, ESG has noticed a distinctive trend: many large organizations are now eschewing reactive information security and regulatory compliance activities in favor of structured and documented risk management.
Redford and co. On 30th anniversary of Sundance fest Redford eschews 'commercialism' talks 'shoestring'.
So more and more couples are eschewing this tradition and opting for honeymoon registries .
China's new party leader eschews predecessors' rhetoric .
But several local spots eschew custom and add unusual ingredients to their roll repertoire.
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In science:

Martin and Saleur eschewed details of this argument in the interest of brevity, providing an explicit enumeration only on the diagram side.
Pascal's triangle and word bases for blob algebra ideals
Arrow class – as a result of eschewing a mandatory arr.
Multi-Level Languages are Generalized Arrows
II, it is nevertheless an approximation that is useful and convenient. We may want to be careful about its use, but that is not grounds for eschewing it altogether.
Uncertain Inferences and Uncertain Conclusions
While the former view seems too liberal to ensure agreement among cooperating agents, the latter seems we do-not all, of course--works. too dictatorial. Third, consider what is involved in eschewing schema There is a middle ground, of course, which is often II.
Uncertain Inferences and Uncertain Conclusions
In this section we discuss fluid limits for the process {(U (t), X (t))}t≥0 from a broad perspective, with the aim to informally exhibit their qualitative features in various regimes, and we deliberately eschew rigorous claims or proofs.
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
At the Tevatron in particular, there is a history of eschewing the painful process of combining results between CDF and DØ; the LEP experiments have been significantly more successful on this front.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
For example, the SMC seems to prefer Be X-ray binaries and eschews black hole systems. With their weak tidal fields, low stellar densities, and favorable viewing angles, the MC are a field of dreams for star cluster studies.
Conference Summary: Magellanic System - Stars, Gas and Galaxies
While I eschewed very large courses, I loved the teaching that occurred at the other end of the spectrum.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
To set the stage I begin with a brief summary of LQCD, eschewing as many details as possible.
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
However we shall eschew such gratuitous generalizing at this stage.
A new necessary and sufficient condition for the Riemann hypothesis
We have noted earlier the authors’ eschewing of matrix formalism in favor of transitions.
Geometric Data Analysis, From Correspondence Analysis to Structured Data Analysis (book review)
Adding mesh change, space-time-dependent diffusion a, and variable time-step to our numerical experiments will exhibit more properties of the estimators but we eschew deeper numerical experiments in this paper for concision’s sake.
A posteriori error control for discontinuous Galerkin methods for parabolic problems
The novelty of our approach lies in the replacement of both sides of the dichotomy with game theoretical statements, which completely eschew approximations and allow for a very simple inductive proof.
An exact Ramsey principle for block sequences
In the region around ξ ≈ 1 one expects the real emission to significantly change the result and hence we eschew a interpretation of the data in this region until the NLO corrections are complete.
Automated Evaluation of One-Loop Six-Point Processes for the LHC
Since all the technical details have been provided in Ref. , we attempt here a complementary discussion, focusing on the essential features and eschewing most details.
Chiral extrapolation of matrix elements of BSM kaon operators
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