elude

Part of speech: verb

To avoid adroitly; evaqe; baffle.

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Usage examples "elude":

  1. He dashed over a wide plain toward some hills that arose in the distance, where he managed to elude his pursuers for a time, until he found refuge upon a cliff, where there was a small place which afforded room for one or two. - "The Living Link", James De Mille.
  2. If the means to climax be various, the ways in which it may elude a writer are several. - "Dramatic Technique", George Pierce Baker.
  3. And, above all, how would she elude the vigilance of those who guarded her? - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.