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Definition of Elude


  1. To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow.

Elude Quotations

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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.
Norman Maclean

If you want something, it will elude you. If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail.
Anna Quindlen

Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
Miguel de Unamuno

Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
John Tyler
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Elude Translations

elude in German is ausweichen, umgehen
elude in Italian is schivare
elude in Latin is effugio
elude in Norwegian is unnvike
elude in Spanish is eludir

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