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Synonyms for elude

evade

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Synonyms for elude

to get away from (a pursuer)

to fail to be fixed by the mind, memory, or senses of

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Synonyms for elude

escape, either physically or mentally

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

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We then ratified our engagement with an affectionate wedding of palms, and to elude suspicion repaired each to his hammock, to spend the last night on board the Dolly.
Instructions and commands were shouted to and fro, with the result that those before her spread roughly into a great half circle to intercept her, and when she turned to the right, hoping to elude the net, she saw others coming from fields beyond, and to the left the same was true.
At first Tara of Helium had hoped that she might dodge him, for she could not but guess that she was not only more fleet but infinitely more agile than these strange creatures; but soon there came to her the realization that in the time consumed in an attempt to elude his grasp his nearer fellows would be upon her and escape then impossible, so she chose instead to charge straight for him, and when he guessed her decision he stood, half crouching and with outstretched arms, awaiting her.
But the said mayor and his trusted aide managed to elude arrest, he said.
Defendant), knowing [he] [she] had been ordered to stop by a law enforcement officer, [willfully refused or failed to stop [his] [her] vehicle in compliance with the order to stop] [and after having stopped in knowing compliance with the order to stop, willfully fled in a vehicle in an attempt to elude the law enforcement officer.
A North Carolina man was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to elude Oregon State Police on a motorcycle that he eventually crashed into a tree on a U.
Summary: New Delhi: Gold continued to elude India but the country's weightlifters added three silver and .
And well may they ask, for despite the place having been there for many years, the fact of its location and that it is only open on Friday and Saturday nights means that it has managed to elude this reviewer for many years.
Byline: Volatility was sparked by the US employment report; but a true trend revival contintues to elude the greenback.
Thus begins a hide-and-seek jaunt around the galaxy, as Jack tries to elude the Syndics long enough to retrain the Alliance fleet in basic unified maneuvers (a skill lost over the years with the loss of experienced officers and their replacement by younger and younger new troops).
Some theorists have suggested the missing galaxies elude observation because they're rife with dark matter yet all but devoid of ordinary star-forming matter.
Since the Prowler helps the B-2 elude radar through electronic attack, the 509th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) began bringing Prowler students from NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
The SSE system is designed to pick up metal that manages to elude traditional eddy current separators.
Underlying this theological satire, of course, is a joyous vision of the feast prepared for those who elude Wormwood's pathetic efforts.
These Cold War refugees have virtually nothing in common but bleak recollections of Eastern Europe and a will to elude what Gluskin calls, with some bitterness, "the mousetrap.