Herman Cain: An unconventional candidate and campaign in the middle of a classic, yet avoidable, crisis.
Adding guns to that often alcohol-fueled mix exponentially increases the potential for avoidable tragedy.
The way doctors are paid is one reason why avoidable procedures persist.
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.