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  • Questioning Sarah always led to an evasive answer and a change of subject.
  • I know, and I guess I was deliberately a little evasive because I wanted you to learn to trust me.
  • Deidre was evasive about what happened though she, too, was insistent that the terms were complete.
  • PREVARICATION, a divergence from the truth, equivocation, quibbling, a want of plain-dealing or straightforwardness, especially a deliberate misrepresentation by evasive answers, often used as a less offensive synonym for a lie.
  • By the 16th of March 1866 the Austrian war preparations were so far advanced that Count Mensdorff thought it safe to send an ultimatum to Prussia and, at the same time, a circular note to the princes declaring that, in the event of an evasive reply, Austria would move in the diet for the mobilization of the federal forces.

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