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  1. pat palaio

    homeschool teacher

    Can the word "eschew" be used in the sense of "to shun someone"? I have told my son that one can eschew ideas or things, but not people. He does not believe me, because this is not written in the definition in the American Heritage Dictionary we use.

    Please clarify this for us.

    Thank you!

    Pat Palaio

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    Re: homeschool teacher

    I have met its use with persons, but very rarely. 'Eschew a person'

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    Re: homeschool teacher

    I searched th British National Corpus and found this:
    I wondered whether he eschewed beautiful women because he feared competition from them
    It is, however, the only example I could find.


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