The way doctors are paid is one reason why avoidable procedures persist.
Herman Cain: An unconventional candidate and campaign in the middle of a classic, yet avoidable, crisis.
But already, evidence is beginning to point to what appears to be an avoidable tragedy.
Adding guns to that often alcohol-fueled mix exponentially increases the potential for avoidable tragedy.
This is, unfortunately, an avoidable tragedy,” Ed Markey tells me, “and it just really makes me very sad and angry.
The former two seem to him to be avoidable, while the latter may be visitations of Providence.
Your orders are simply to make a reconnaissance and to run no avoidable risks.
An avoidable delay occurs, but the error is on the side of safety and away from a collision.
Divorce was bad; it was evil; it was avoidable in almost every case.
There was no need to mention the devil-fish now; he must spare her all avoidable thrills.
c.1300, from Anglo-French avoider "to clear out, withdraw (oneself)," partially anglicized from Old French esvuidier "to empty out," from es- "out" (see ex-) + vuidier "to be empty," from voide "empty, vast, wide, hollow, waste" (see void (adj.)). Originally a law term; modern sense of "have nothing to do with" also was in Middle English and corresponds to Old French eviter with which it was perhaps confused. Meaning "escape, evade" first attested 1520s. Related: Avoided; avoiding.