(a.) To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.
(a.) To escape from; to avoid.
(1) He is a man who eschews personal publicity and interviews, prompting him to be once described as Britain's answer to the late Howard Hughes, though his love of a night out proves he is no recluse.
(2) In line with his modest and humble public image, Francis exhibits a strong taste for Italian neorealist cinema, which eschewed Hollywood razzle-dazzle and told morally powerful stories set among the working class.
(3) While each is moving forward to develop strategies and programs suited to its circumstances, all eschew the bunker mentality that comes to mind in tough times.
(4) He sais: This is the key proposal and it eschews the learning from all other governance models outside those of the Plc.
(5) First off, unlike Bob Bradley, Klinsmann has favored a 4-3-2-1 Christmas tree formation that eschews width for possession.
(6) LGBT-friendly cities, hotels, restaurants and clubs: readers’ travel tips Read more Some 60,000 people descend on the spa town of Lisdoonvarna every year in September and October, eschewing dating apps and Match.com for a more traditional, personal approach.
(7) A native Chicagoan and Harvard graduate, Garland excelled in private law but chose to eschew fat salaries for the less lucrative but arguably more exciting world of public criminal prosecutions.
(8) Curettage with examination of curettings or documentation of falling hCG can be used to prevent unnecessary laparoscopies in patients undergoing spontaneous abortions and can make possible definitive diagnosis and medical treatment of EP completely eschewing anesthesia and surgery.
(9) Eschewing the usual political reactions, Mensch issued a press release.
(10) Without legislation to back this up, however, too many will eschew their moral responsibilities.
(11) The current assumption seems to be that the world can have a rising population, ever-higher per capita meat consumption, devote less land to food production to help hit climate change targets and eschew the advances in science that might increase yields.
(12) Secondly, the problems concerning usage of embryologic terms can be easily circumvented by eschewing all embryologic considerations in naming these malformations.
(13) This essay eschews reductionist, dualist, and identity-theory attempts to resolve this problem, and offers an ontology--"monistic dual-aspect interactionism"--for the biopsychosocial model.
(14) Most of Chibana's music eschews the sanshin and other traditional instruments, but his background looms large, he said.
(15) Opinion polls suggest Obama's campaign promise to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan remains popular among the US public, but his last-minute decision to eschew military intervention in Syria and apparent impotence in the face of Russian aggression in Crimea are giving growing ammunition to conservative critics who say US deterrence has lost credibility and will herald a new era of instability in the world.
(16) He could even eschew both sides and sit his party on the crossbenches.
(17) David Alexander, analyst at retail researcher Conlumino, applauded Primark’s strategy of focusing on “one corner of the USA, eschewing prime locations like Manhattan, to ensure that it meets consumer expectations in the States head-on before rolling out nationwide”.
(18) And beautiful Beyoncé tells us that since becoming a mother, she eschews big primping routines, opting for "no make-up, just sunglasses and lip gloss".
(19) It's impossible to imagine, say, a believable political drama coming out this autumn that eschews ferocious use of Twitter; anything scheduled for spring that doesn't foreguess the next big "phone thing".
(20) The film-maker has already signalled he will eschew the CGI-generated environments seen in the unloved prequel series of movies in favour of real sets.
(n.) Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden resistance.
(v. t.) To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.
(1) So sensitive is the case that Hunt, his civil servants and advisers are expected to rebuff any external lobbying – so they can base their judgement only on a analysis of the public interest issues raised by the proposed deal that was completed by media regulator Ofcom today.
(2) A few months after the arms deal rebuff the prime minster announced a review of the Brotherhood’s activities in the UK.
(3) The chancellor, George Osborne, welcomed the news as a “milestone for the British economy” that will ease the pressure on household budgets as he sought to rebuff fears that the UK could be headed towards “damaging deflation”.
(4) AstraZeneca's chairman, Leif Johansson, who spoke to Cameron after issuing the rebuff, said: "We are showing strong momentum as an independent company."
(5) The point may seem to be simply describing Shylock’s implacability – but the fact that it occurs as Shylock is using logic and reason to rebuff the noblemen creates a link between his capacity for debate and the idea of him as inhumane, beyond empathy.
(6) On Wednesday, the Obama administration issued a fresh rebuff through the US courts to an ACLU request for information about targeting policies.
(7) The strident tone was illustrated by a startling public rebuff to Barack Obama.
(8) Within those tight restrictions, the defence has limited room of manoeuvre in attempting to rebuff charges that carry a maximum sentence of at least 150 years in jail or in the case of "aiding the enemy" life in military custody with no chance of parole.
(9) My first priority is to get rid of Stephen Harper,” he said in response to the Liberal leader’s rebuff.
(10) The prime minister is still stung by his embarrassing rebuff in 2013 when he suffered an international diplomatic humiliation by failing to win the support of parliament for a bombing campaign designed to sanction Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people.
(11) In a tough statement yesterday, John McCain said the Nato rebuff to Georgia "might have been viewed as a green light by Russia for its attacks on Georgia.
(12) That the detonation occurred 50 miles from the Chinese border, and after months of Chinese efforts to rekindle talks with North Korea, is a serious rebuff.
(13) Tucker, though, rebuffs the suggestions that his fingerprints are all over the scandal.
(14) The US secretary of state, John Kerry, delivered a sharp rebuff to both Israeli demands and those of Israel’s Congressional supporters in the wake of the agreement.
(15) In a clear rebuff to politicians who have accused judges of inventing novel legal precedents without reference to parliament, Lord Judge welcomed the report and observed: "Contrary to some commentary, unelected judges in this country did not create privacy rights.
(16) The schools plan is the sugar coating to the NRA's tough tactics, designed to show the organisation in a more positive light and to rebuff accusations that it is dedicated to blocking reasonable reforms that would make America safer.
(17) The initial stay granted by the US appeals court for the eighth circuit had come as a strong rebuff to Missouri which for the past seven months has been pursuing an aggressive executions policy in which it has carried out a judicial killing every month and imposed a ring of secrecy around its supplies of lethal injection drugs.
(18) Fear of facing Tymoshenko in a 2015 presidential battle is believed to be one of the main reasons for the president's rebuff of the EU.
(19) The rebuff came as critics in Buenos Aires accused Argentina's government of playing the nationalist card to distract from mounting domestic woes.
(20) In a rebuff to coal, oil and gas companies, Rachel Kyte, the World Bank climate change envoy, said continued use of coal was exacting a heavy cost on some of the world’s poorest countries, in local health impacts as well as climate change, which is imposing even graver consequences on the developing world.