I took the darker side of the road along the woods until I arrived close to the premises, and I circumvented the place.
These notaries now advise as to the best way the law may be circumvented.
If it be true, he stands alone in the history of teachers; he has circumvented fate, he has left an unmixed blessing behind him.
To be circumvented by cunning must ever be the fate, but never the disgrace, of the artless.'
The inspector he regarded as a natural enemy, who was to be circumvented by much guile.
Guards and patrols could be evaded, or circumvented, but the hounds could not.
Baited, circumvented, driven mad like the snared lion, Valour had to sink extinguished under vindictive Chicane.
Peter had circumvented him by marrying Lucy; the time had arrived for him to overcome Peter.
It circumvented them all, was planted and grown, and finally became a commodity of much value and a medium of exchange.
For these love to consult, the other (fearing to be circumvented,) to strike first.
mid-15c., "to surround by hostile stratagem," from Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire "to get around, be around, encircle, surround," in figurative sense "to oppress, assail, cheat," from circum "around" (see circum-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "to go round" is from 1840. Related: Circumvented; circumventing.