Many made detours, going out of their way to avoid coming close to him.
She hadn't been avoiding coming over; it just seemed that they always ended up at her place.
This was important in order to avoid coming apart at the seams.
At the same time, he can avoid coming into contact with other people.
His looks and smell had to make people look away from him, to avoid coming too close.
I think you will give it serious thought and so avoid coming to a wrong decision.
Avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine.
Personally, I think he was avoiding coming back here to face the music, but it's a free country, right?
To avoid coming apart at the seams, our country needs people who know how to practice the art of politics.
To our sorrow, we cannot avoid coming to the conclusion that the situation there has got worse rather than better.