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EVA'SION, noun s as z. [Latin evasio, from evado, evasi. See Evade.]

The act of eluding or avoiding, or of escaping, particularly from the pressure of an argument, from an accusation or charge, from an interrogatory and the like; excuse; subterfuge; equivocation; artifice to elude; shift. evasion of a direct answer weakens the testimony of a witness.

Thou by evasions thy crime uncover'st more.