Of course, she'd spent the last twenty years in the competitive upper-class circles, learning how to keep out of the way of those who would use her to get to Mr. Tim.
All Alexius had to do was to sit still, keep out of his father's way as much as possible and await the natural course of events.
Ferdinand de Lesseps steadily endeavoured to keep out of politics.
His health was poor and he found it hard to keep out of debt, but he made good use of his opportunities.
The " Otranto " asked if she was to keep out of range, and not getting a clear reply drew out of line on the " Glasgow's " starboard quarter, a potent reminder that a ship that has no guns to fight and no speed to run away is a delusion and a snare.