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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Es*chew"
  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. Beveridge.]
  2. To escape from; to avoid.(Obs)"He who obeys, destruction shall eschew." [Sandys.]

Etymology: OF. eschever eschiver eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen; akin to E. sky. See Shy (a.)

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  1. Avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

From Middle English eschewen, from Anglo-Norman eschiver (third-person present eschiu), from Frankish *sciuhan (“to dread, shun, avoid”), from Proto-Germanic *skiuhwijaną (“to frighten”). Cognate with Old High German sciuhen (“to frighten off”). More at shy.

Fun Facts about the name Eschew

  • When was the first name Eschew first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Eschew is Sunday, January 3rd, 1892.
  • How unique is the name Eschew? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Eschew. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Eschew: Your name in reverse order is Wehcse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hweecs. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Eschew born Jan 7, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.