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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 19th January 2022
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eschew (verb) ess-CHOO

Shun, abstain from, avoid doing something.

... whereas those who eschew bearing, or have too often found means to abort it may prove, like your wife, to be barren.

Dorothy Dunnett, Race of Scorpions. Amazon

Not only does it take courage and skill to tackle such topics in fiction, it requires great discipline to eschew cheap laughs when at times the urge must have been almost irresistible

Irvine Welsh, The Guardian, 21 April 2007, Guardian
reviewing Ewan Morrison's Swung. Amazon

Her language is bare and clean; her forms balladic and unobtrusive; her verse paragraphing unfashionably simple - even her titles eschew capitalisation.

Kate Clanchy, The Guardian, 31 March 2007, Guardian
reviewing Helen Dumnore's Glad of These Times. Amazon

Meat-lovers who eschew bones can find solace in the panoply of pâtés and sausages in Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing (Norton, $35), by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. Amazon

... in a review by Corby Kummer of cooking books including the cited book.
The New York Times, 4 December 2005. New York Times

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