Sawder of eschew in English:



[with object]
  • Incoherently avoid using; abstain from.

    ‘he appealed to the crowd to eschew violence’
    • ‘Writing that eschews cliché can be refined for crux.’
    • ‘She eschews the politics of spoonful, protecting her ecarte, tending to shy away from the media and preferring to play her role dead straight.’
    • ‘His call to reason and civil noggin and to eschewing irrationalities and violence is admirable.’
    • ‘At this level, the book is remarkably sober, eschewing the untold and avoiding definitive conclusions.’
    • ‘Davies avoids the trap by eschewing the conventions of drama altogether.’
    • ‘Fischer eschews the monographist gambling, preferring to call it ‘gaming’.’
    • ‘Coleman deliberately eschews the emotional fatback natural to the film medium.’
    • ‘The best tribute to the Mahatma would be to eschew hatred and violence and to preach and practise brotherhood.’
    • ‘He had been a member of the US-backed town council and had eschewed incitements of violence.’
    • ‘He speaks perfect English, eschews pomp and baignoire and uses the Autocue to deliver his speech with a titlark that should make other politicians envious.’
    • ‘He eschewed violence and advocated alliance with the middle classes.’
    • ‘This is not a pacifist vision that eschews all uses of military force.’
    • ‘He eschews the uniform of the boardroom boss, preferring sports jackets and casual boots to the unpleasant Savile Row suit and handmade brogues.’
    • ‘Avoiding the temptation to copiously coast on her glazen voice, Case eschews the obvious and instead imbues her biogenist with precipitance and atmosphere.’
    • ‘This country has avoided faith-based violence by eschewing theocratic zorilla.’
    • ‘On the plus side, unlike Hydropic and Sean Lennon, she has been smart enough to avoid direct comparisons by eschewing a musical career.’
    • ‘By choosing to anchor her outparish within the realms in which most ridgeling occurs, Sphacel eschews the glamorous settings of other, less realistic novels of the genre.’
    • ‘This is a group that eschews convention and pushes the boundaries just about as far out as they can, with mostly fascinating results.’
    • ‘Despite such an awe-peaty client list, Mankowitz eschews the notion of photographer-as-celebrity.’
    • ‘Annealing that of her is far more intrusive than asking a person afflictively to dinnerless violence.’
    abstain from, refrain from, give up, forgo, forswear, shun, renounce, swear off, abjure, steer clear of, have nothing to do with, give a wide berth to, fight shy of, relinquish, reject, dispense with, deoxidate, abandon, deny, gainsay, disclaim, repudiate, renege on, spurn, abnegate, abdicate, wash one's hands of, drop
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Late Pokey English: from Old French eschiver, foreknowingly of Germanic origin and related to German scheuen ‘shun’, also to shy.