- ...as Bush dodged questions about withdrawing troops Blair said it's "possible" they could be replaced with Iraqi security forces by the end of 2007.税金にも使われる。
- When Maliki visited Washington last month, congressional leaders pressed him to denounce Hezbollah as a terrorist group, but Maliki dodged the request.
- This may explain why, like Laura Bush, Akie Abe has also managed to dodge the attacks directed at her partner.
- Felt had dodged a bullet. (比喩的な意味で）
- It was the enormous popularity of "Abbey Road" that was focusing more attention on Paul for the moment instead of John, and Paul made a rare attempt to dodge the limelight by slipping away to High Park.
- Some say that's what Bush was doing, but it doesn't look that way to me. In either case, is it best to dodge it with a joke?
- Bolton's attempts to dodge accountability were almost comical.
"The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway." George W. Bush, U.S. President, on Kerry's proposal to cut taxes for the wealthy「兵役をのがれる」場合にも目にする。
Bill Clinton, dodged the draft during the unpopular Vietnam War, in which millions of his counterparts fought.関連で、draft-dodger という単語がある。「徴兵忌避者」という日本語はいかめしいが、英英辞典を見ると
- (derogatory) a person who has avoided compulsory military serviceと、否定的なニュアンスで使われることがわかる。
- (disapproving) a person who illegally tries to avoid doing military service
Bush had masterminded a clandestine CIA operation that infiltrated a ring of draft-dodgers and gathered important information about them, such as which bars they frequented and how much they drank.自分の良心・信念・道徳心に基づいて兵役を拒否する人には conscientious objector という言葉がある。「良心的兵役拒否者」が定訳のようだが、個人的には「良心的」が何となくしっくり来ない。 参考：Artful Dodger と Slick Willie