[ US /iˈveɪʒən, ɪˈveɪʒən/ ]
[ UK /ɪvˈe‍ɪʒən/ ]
  1. the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    he was indicted for nonpayment
    his evasion of all his creditors
  2. the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
  3. nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
    that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive
  4. a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
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How To Use evasion In A Sentence

  • Based on my experience growing up lower middle class (which experience seems in short supply amongst posters on this blog) I can tell you that the industries where tax evasion is most common are those where you get paid under the table, or where you get a 1099. Taxes and Market Time, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Herein resided the stem-winding, therapeutic logic of the year-long national "conversation on race"; the periodic presidential apologies for world-historic wrongs which were usually strategic evasions of actual legislative responsibility; and the fussy feel-good conferences on teen violence and the media. The Feel Good Presidency
  • Both worked in a classified military training program known as sere — for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape — which trains soldiers to endure captivity in enemy hands. Rorschach and Awe
  • The movie star is in prison for tax evasion.
  • He had pleaded guilty in 1987 to tax evasion and the violation of securities laws.
  • Sound tax reforms entail effective broadening of the tax base at all levels of government, including through checking evasion and avoidance.
  • Such activity is closer to tax avoision, where avoidance shades into evasion, than are the government-sponsored schemes which are now to be arbitrarily chopped back.
  • Furthermore, the tax evasion commitor consists of only the taxpayer, not the withholding agent.
  • Your blatant evasion of the main tenet of my assertion proves to me that you do not understand the basics of the Constitution. Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 30, 2010
  • There is white-collar crime including embezzlement, tax evasion, and bribes to officials.
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