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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Eschew  \Es*chew"\  (es*ch[udd]"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eshewed} 
  (-ch[udd]"d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Eshewing}.]  [OF.  eschever, 
  eschiver  eskiver,  F.  esquiver  fr  OHG.  sciuhen  G.  scheuen 
  akin  to  E.  sky.  See  {Shy},  a.] 
  1.  To  shun;  to  avoid,  as  something  wrong  or  from  a  feeling 
  of  distaste;  to  keep  one's  self  clear  of 
  They  must  not  only  eschew  evil,  but  do  good.  --Bp. 
  2.  To  escape  from  to  avoid.  [Obs.] 
  He  who  obeys,  destruction  shall  eschew.  --Sandys.