avoiding (part of speech: verb)
escaping (part of speech: verb)
- I was fortunate in escaping the actual parting scene between Eveena and her family, and my own leave- taking was hurried. - "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
- Think you're escaping and run into yourself. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
- Under local management the cost of public roads fell chiefly upon the farmers, cities escaping taxation for this purpose, except for their own streets. - "Community Civics and Rural Life", Arthur W. Dunn.