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From Latin ēlūsus past participle of ēlūdere to elude elude
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin elusus past participle of eludo (“to parry a blow, to deceive”)
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.
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