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characterized by or exhibiting evasion

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difficult to describe

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skillful at eluding capture

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difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

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making great mental demands

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You see, I am carrying you off in the most bare-faced fashion," she began, motioning him to a seat by her side, "but really you are such an elusive person, and only this morning, in the midst of that awful thunder of bombs, when we stood on the roof and looked at London breaking out into flames, I couldn't help thinking--remembering, I mean--how short a time it is since you and I were face to face with the other horror and you saved my life.
I was wont to deny that heredity and environment could explain his own originality and genius, any more than could the cold groping finger of science catch and analyze and classify that elusive essence that lurked in the constitution of life itself.
For a moment she seemed the spirit of the sea personified--all its mystery, all its passion, all its elusive charm.
The evil was of a deeper, subtler sort; so elusive, so intangible, as to defy clear, definite analysis in words.
He was vague and elusive; and the one topic on which an honest man is not vague and elusive is that of fiery dragons.
So the boy smiled and donned the finery of the vanquished, and went his way with Akut, searching, always searching for the elusive anthropoids who were to welcome them with open arms.
JOHN GOSDEN has paid tribute to fourtime Group 1 winner Elusive Kate, who died while giving birth to her first foal.
Not so with Elusive Catch: this creates a slow-winding simmer of emotions and spices its story line with careful intrigue and believable, well-developed characters.
They're one of the most secretive animals on the planet, highly elusive and only tending to come out at night.
Washington, Oct 31 ( ANI ): The search for the elusive dark matter has met with vain after the first results from a high-tech instrument turned up empty.
John Gosden is still to finalise plans and said: "The Fugue and Elusive Kate are both intended Champions Day runners at this stage.
Sky Lantern was carried across the track by Elusive Kate in July, but failed to get the race in the stewards room.
WILLIAM Buick would like Elusive Kate to take on Sky Lantern again as he believes the John Gosden-trained filly did not get the credit she deserved after coming out on top in a tight finish to the Falmouth Stakes.
ELUSIVE KATE shocked hot favourite Sky Lantern to land a controversial Falmouth Stakes at a sweltering Newmarket - but her backers were made to sweat.
ELUSIVE Pimpernel is taken to create a surprise and steal the thunder of Workforce in the Piper Heidsieck Champagne Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown this evening.