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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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To our disappointment the panel eluded our every effort to negotiate its secret lock.
But I did not know it then as I do now - and how the lines eluded me
It was in the next visit to the vicinity, following the adventure with old Sabor, that, as he approached the cabin, Tarzan noticed that from a distance the door appeared to be an independent part of the wall in which it was set, and for the first time it occurred to him that this might prove the means of entrance which had so long eluded him.
Bert began to light matches from a borrowed boxful, and search for a half-crown that still eluded him among the charred remains.
However, the huge body missed him by a foot, and the creature continued on down the tunnel as though in pursuit of the prey that had eluded him.
For a long time I eluded them, hiding in caves and wading in rivers to throw them off my trail.
By a quick side step, Tarzan eluded the first swinging clutch of the lion's paws.
He might easily have eluded them, for he had seen that the face of the cliff rising above the mouth of the cavern might be scaled by as good a climber as himself.
The watching girl was transfixed by astonishment at the ease with which the crouching man eluded the great paws.
But the two Folk merely slipped back and forth through the connecting crevice and eluded him.
Now I had eluded the vigilance of my attendants and had wandered hither to--to where?
I just tasted it, and went on tasting it, turning it over with my tongue, spreading it on the inside of this cheek, then on the inside of the other cheek, until, at the end, it eluded me and in tiny drops and oozelets, slipped and dribbled down my throat.
Again the capadore eluded him, throwing the cape on his shoulders, and again the audience applauded.
He had eluded us when we all had our hands stretched out ready to seize him--when we were almost touching him.
But the door had opened more than ten times, and each time it was either a belated guest or guests, who joined the circle of the invited on the right, or a spectator, who had eluded or softened the police officer, and went to join the crowd of outsiders on the left.