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The executive wondered whether his employer could prevent him from taking the trip, or if he’d have to avoid returning to the office afterward.
I then made a line of small piles of ricotta stuffing, before folding over the pasta and squeezing out air pockets to avoid the raviolis bursting in the boiling water.With food tourism in crisis, virtual pasta and paella courses take off|Bernhard Warner|July 18, 2020|Fortune
Because of coronavirus fears, many people have switched to using credit cards and mobile payments to avoid handling money.
The state has released about 10,000 inmates early to avoid crowding because of the pandemic, and another 8,000 could be released by August.California is facing a wildfire fighter shortage because prisoners are getting sick with COVID|Nicole Goodkind|July 15, 2020|Fortune
For example, it can allow households to avoid home foreclosure, evictions and car repossession.Bankruptcy Courts Ill-Prepared For Tsunami of People Going Broke From Coronavirus Shutdown|LGBTQ-Editor|July 12, 2020|No Straight News
There are reasons that European countries tend to avoid fluoride.
It is also important to avoid using the pope as part of a marketing strategy.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We try to avoid going away for too long, so we can check back in.
The pilot asked air-traffic control for permission to climb from 32,000 to 38,000 feet to avoid the bad weather.
As a result, many plants and animals have evolved innovative ways to avoid inbreeding.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Halting a few paces away, Tracy motioned to us to avoid moving the bushes, but to approach the fence and look between the rails.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2|Jacob Dolson Cox
If you desire to avoid observation you can remain here until it grows darker, and then you can walk up to the mansion.A Bicycle of Cathay|Frank R. Stockton
Well get away at once, as nothing is to be gained by a stay in Nome and as, furthermore, we wish to avoid inquiries into our aims.The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition|Gerald Breckenridge
You ought to avoid entirely such a procedure in this last class of cases; for it is an abuse of the genuine purpose of Dialectic.Aristotle|George Grote
The breach was apparently healed, but rather to avoid a scandal than from sincere forgiveness.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane