verb (used with object)
Origin of eschew
Examples from the Web for eschew
Of all the female celebrities to eschew the feminist label, Susan Sarandon seemed a most unlikely candidate.Susan Sarandon Says She’s Not a Feminist: Why She Dumped the Label|Lizzie Crocker|July 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Stella McCartney has long been known to eschew animal-derived materials in her designs.Chelsea Clinton Takes NBC Reporting to the Next Level, Interviews Stella McCartney|Misty White Sidell|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Like Americans did when they elected Barack Obama, we should eschew our old shibboleths and forge ahead on a revolutionary path.
You eschew ostentation when times are good, and you pay your fair share of the cost when times are bad.
Generally speaking, I eschew Super Bowl parties, and for two reasons.Michael Tomasky Says Move the Super Bowl to Saturday|Michael Tomasky|February 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The very philosophy which makes such a man seek the quiet, makes him eschew the inutility of the hermitage.Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Their rents are paid—their grass is letting—they are content—they eschew inquiry.
Would not a man be a fool to eschew the pleasures of life when fortune is ready to spill them into his lap for him?Under Handicap|Jackson Gregory
Our wives ne be not arrayed for to make no man pleasance, but only convenable array for to eschew folly.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville|John Mandeville
He taught us to "liberate the gentler element in oneself," to eschew what was base and brutal, unholy and unkind.Matthew Arnold|G. W. E. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for eschew
Word Origin for eschew
Word Origin and History for eschew
mid-14c., from Old French eschiver "shun, eschew, avoid, dispense with," from Frankish *skiuhan "dread, avoid, shun," from Proto-Germanic *skeukhwaz (cf. Old High German sciuhen "to avoid, escape," German scheuen "to fear, shun, shrink from," scheu "shy, timid"); see shy (v.). Related: Eschewed; eschewing. Italian schivare "to avoid, shun, protect from," schivo "shy, bashful" also are loan words from West Germanic.