An example of elusive is a difficult name to remember.
The elusive criminal was arrested.
A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin's pathology, 8th ed)
She wanted something as elusive as the scent.
The answer appears as elusive for us as it did for Plato.
Since 1866 he had been pursuing an elusive appearance of glory.
This is actually a common bird, but had proved surprisingly elusive.
Such progress has proved elusive in the football league cup.