Roget category 6235. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.1. Conceptional volition
[Absence of pursuit.]
for bearance† —
avoidance, evasion, elusion — seclusion etc. 893.
avolation†, flight — escape etc. 671 — retreat etc. 287 — recoil etc. 277 — departure etc. 293 — rejection etc. 610.
shirker etc. v. — truant — fugitive, refugee — runaway, runagate — maroon.
not attempt —
maintain the even tenor of one's way.
eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with — keep aloof keep off, stand aloof, stand off, hold aloof, hold off — take no part in, have no hand in.
avoid, shun — steer clear of, keep clear of — fight shy of — keep one's distance, keep at a respectful distance — keep out of the way, get out of the way — evade, elude, turn away from — set one's face against etc. (oppose) 708 — deny oneself.
shrink back — hang back, hold back, draw back — recoil etc. 277 — retire etc. (recede) 287 — flinch, blink, blench, shy, shirk, dodge, parry, make way for, give place to.
beat a retreat — turn tail, turn one's back — take to one's heels — runaway, run for one's life — cut and run — be off like a shot — fly, flee — fly away, flee away, run away from — take flight, take to flight — desert, elope — make off, scamper off, sneak off, shuffle off, sheer off — break away, tear oneself away, slip away, slink away, steel away, make away from, scamper away from, sneak away from, shuffle away from, sheer away from — slip cable, part company, turn one's heel — sneak out of, play truant, give one the go by, give leg bail, take French leave, slope, decamp, flit, bolt, abscond, levant, skedaddle, absquatulat [U.S.], cut one's stick, walk one's chalks, show a light pair of heels, make oneself scarce — escape etc. 671 — go away etc. (depart) 293 — abandon etc. 624 — reject etc. 610.
lead one a dance, lead one a pretty dance — throw off the scent, play at hide and seek.
in order to avoid.
sauve qui peut! [Fr.],
every man for himself! [Fr.Tr.] —
devil take the hindmost!,
things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme"
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