In evasion and circumvention, she judged, lay the key to the unforceable lock.
Well, what can't be done by main courage, in war, must be done by circumvention.
circumvention with them aims at permanent results which it alone cannot obtain.
Manifold and ingenious, indeed, are the devices of the law for purposes of circumvention!
Now in this latter attempt, the subtilty of his circumvention, hath indirectly obtained the former.
If ever we 're united, 'twill be by a trick of circumvention of that sort, pretty sure.
From the day an animal is born, instinct and training are bent toward the circumvention of enemies.
I wager he is easy enough to be caught by circumvention—put me in the open with him.
It was beset with deceitfulness and circumvention, and its experiences led it to take the worst for granted.
He had a vigorous ally in my mother, who brought her own bright wits to bear on the circumvention of the enemy.
early 15c., from Latin circumventionem (nominative circumventio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumvenire "to get around" (see circumvent).
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.