• WordNet 3.6
    • n eluding the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
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  • George Eliot
    “Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.”
  • Dr. James C. Dobson
    Dr. James C. Dobson
    “I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”
  • Albert Camus
    “If there is sin against life, it consists in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.”
  • Sir William Osler
    “What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?”


In literature:

He moved, as it were, in circles, thus always eluding dangerous corners.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Had his soul, in truth, eluded her for the last time?
"The Wheel of Life" by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
Months went by, and still Evelyn Howard eluded Weldon Gardner's pursuit.
"Idle Hour Stories" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
Charles, being a Baltimorean, had not far to travel, but had pretty sharp hunters to elude.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
In fact by his inexplicable silence he is, although no doubt unconsciously, affording the murderer time to elude the law.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
Eluding her guard, who was dancing about in front of her, she made a wild throw.
"Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
The 'how' and 'why' of it all eluded her.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Balthasar had cunningly eluded detection by pretending there was nothing to conceal.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
It means that John Craig cannot longer elude the recital of his night's adventures to Lady Ruth.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
I was tormented by the idea that I ought to recognise the face before me, and yet recognition eluded me.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey

In poetry:

So fervid, so simple, so loving, so pure,
We hear but one strain and our verdict is sure,--
Thee cannot elude us,--no further we search,--
'T is Holy George Herbert cut loose from his church!
"For Whittier’s Seventieth Birthday" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And thus you ever flee,
Elude and baffle me,
My lady you will not always so lightly glide away;
Though on the swiftest breeze,
You sail o'er farthest seas,
Remember, side by side we two will stand one day.
"Lemoine" by Marietta Holley
Again, all haste I made to grab
A pen; this time resolved to stab
The loathly insect in some vital spot;
But, though with murd'rous aim I hit,
'Twas wasting energy, for it
Eluded me and dodged around the pot.
"The Insect" by C J Dennis
WINIFRED. No, nothing but the husk,
The empty shell of me; and if you crushed it
To dust within your grasp,—I should elude you—
Pass forth unspotted from your sin-stained hand.
Away! Help, help! Is there on earth no pity?
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer
Gloom hid in gloom existed first - one sea, eluding view.
That One, a void in chaos wrapt, by inward fervour grew.
Within it first arose desire, the primal germ of mind,
Which nothing with existence links, as sages searching find.
"Song of Creation" by Anonymous Asian
Man toiling, lab’ring with fevered strain,
High office or golden prize to gain,
Rest both weary heart and head,
And think, when thou’lt shudder in death’s cold clasp,
How earthly things will elude thy grasp,
At that harvest work instead!
"Harvests" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Two suspects wanted in connection with an early morning Redondo Beach convenience store robbery eluded police during two separate searches Wednesday in a quiet area of Palos Verdes Estates.
Shoplifter tries to elude officers.
'Rocky The Beaver' continues to elude Edcouch officials.
Powerball fever over, for now, million dollar tickets elude Northern players.
Decatur police charge Johnny Walker on seven counts, including attempting to elude .
Since Jimmy Carter helped Israel and Egypt negotiate a 1979 treaty, Middle East peace has eluded US presidents.
A 22-year-old Auburn man continues to elude a manhunt that began shortly after he fled a work detail near Bethlehem on Monday.
Burlington Township man crashed motorcycle while trying to elude officer.
Men caught burglarizing home elude capture.
A mountain lion that state wildlife agents worry may have taken up residence along a popular recreational trail in Idaho's capital city has so far eluded authorities.
Despite the milestones, OU's Jones can't elude critics.
The last suspect in a band of five, all charged with some role in the robbery and shooting death of a local gym owner, continues to elude Toledo police.
It's true that as an Aussie, the finer points of this uniquely American celebration may have eluded me.
Beastie Boys Elude Snipers, Emerge Victorious With Help of Yeti.
Athens-Clarke police arrested a 21-year-old Athens man early Thursday after he drove onto someone's front lawn while trying to elude arrest for speeding.

In science:

These many-body features usually elude mean-field treatments that are based on the order parameter derived from the single-particle density matrix.
Theory of spin-2 Bose-Einstein condensates: spin-correlations, magnetic response, and excitation spectra
The construction of the scaling limit of SAW’s still eludes a rigorous approach, though it is predicted to correspond to “stochastic L¨owner evolution” SLEκ with κ = 8/3, equivalent to a Coulomb gas with g = 4/κ = 3/2 (see section 9 below).
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
However, it remains remarkably simple to generate formulas that elude all known algorithms/heuristics.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
And XXI) are recent discoveries, hinting that some other large satellites could still elude us, especially given that we are biased against finding large faint galaxies, as they are more diffuse and therefore have a lower surface brightness.
PAndAS' cubs: discovery of two new dwarf galaxies in the surroundings of the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies
The only case which eluded classification until now is the case when ∆re = ∆i .
Classification of simple weight modules over affine Lie algebras