• WordNet 3.6
    • v sidestep avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) "He dodged the issue","she skirted the problem","They tend to evade their responsibilities","he evaded the questions skillfully"
    • n sidestep a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sidestep To take a sidestep; step to one side.
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In literature:

Dick sidestepped and drove in a blow against Ben's left eye.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
He lunged and sidestepped cleverly, showing good foot-work and a nice judgment of distance.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Jack sidestepped and lashed out at him as he shot past.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
But first, you are going to answer that question you sidestepped so neatly.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Brecken clubbed him on the side of the head with a wild left swing, and Phillips found the big man's foot in the way when he tried to sidestep.
"This World Must Die!" by Horace Brown Fyfe
It took us all night to sidestep that outrage, but we did it.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
The hunter sidestepped the rush and swung his smiting-stone.
"B. C. 30,000" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
His head swung right and left; then he sidestepped to a boy in front of the circle.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Daoud's dark brown Arabian stallion sidestepped a knot of fighting men.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
It's no place for us to be in this country if we're going to sidestep every little bit of risk there is.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

We will sidestep, and to the final smirk
Dally the doom of that inevitable thumb
That slowly chafes its puckered index toward us,
Facing the dull squint with what innocence
And what surprise!
"Chaplinesque" by Harold Hart Crane

In news:

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Sidestep on Freedom's Path The Nation.
School Vouchers Survive as Justices Sidestep a Debate.
Residents from a Houston County neighborhood slapped high fives Monday when once again they sidestepped annexation into the city of Warner Robins.
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Stephen Harper sidesteps call to boost funding for vets' funeral .
There's no sugarcoating, no sidestepping the situation facing University of Memphis women's basketball.
Tesla's Musk Sidesteps 2012 Model S Sales Target.

In science:

However, Ks − Ks interferometry sidesteps the issue since the Ks is neutral. A first measurement of the Ks − Ks correlation function was presented by STAR [ 16].
Correlations and Fluctuations, A Summary of Quark Matter 2002
The associated calculations are of a similar length but sidestep the use of CGC’s and hence may be used as an independent check of our result.
Consistency Check on Volume and Triad Operator Quantisation in Loop Quantum Gravity II
We will adopt the following convention to sidestep the ambiguity caused by the group of units.
A fundamental domain of Ford type for $SO(3,Z[i])\backslash SO(3,C)/SO(3)$, and for $SO(2,1)_Z\backslash SO(2,1)/SO(2)$
We will adopt the following convention to sidestep the ambiguity caused by the group of units.
A fundamental domain of Ford type for $SO(3,Z[i])\backslash SO(3,C)/SO(3)$, and for $SO(2,1)_Z\backslash SO(2,1)/SO(2)$
The idea of the Master Constraint is to sidestep the complications of the Hamiltonian constraints that have their origin in the non Lie algebra structure of the Dirac algebra D.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View