And we're clever, which means we're good at circumventing rules, especially if the rules are easy to circumvent in the fist place.
One new law is aimed at circumventing court decisions that blocked a form of housing discrimination against Arab citizens.
These same companies have also been adept at circumventing user privacy and avoiding their tax obligations.
Every trapper has his pet method of circumventing this foxy trick.
Was it possible that I had been followed by Wickham, who took these means of circumventing me?
The days of renewal may end by circumventing a two-pound trout, or with a long range rifle shooting at a running deer.
But he did enjoy the idea of meeting that knave and circumventing him.
Even rich men appear to have taken pleasure in circumventing the collectors.
The other day I had the pleasure of circumventing a couple of lapwings.
Master Semple had set about helping her, and a pretty sight it was to see her reproving and circumventing his clumsiness.
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.