Definition Of eschew


deliberately avoid using; abstain from.

he appealed to the crowd to eschew violence

Example Of eschew

  • Asking that of her is far more intrusive than asking a person simply to eschew violence.

  • At this level, the book is remarkably sober, eschewing the melodramatic and avoiding definitive conclusions.

  • Avoiding the temptation to simply coast on her powerful voice, Case eschews the obvious and instead imbues her music with subtlety and atmosphere.

  • By choosing to anchor her fiction within the realms in which most crime occurs, Mina eschews the glamorous settings of other, less realistic novels of the genre.

  • Coleman deliberately eschews the emotional seduction natural to the film medium.

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