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That I could elude Rima's keener eyes I doubted; but that did not trouble me.

He knew her power; perhaps that was why his instinct had led him to elude it.

This was to elude a successful German envelopment on their Louvain right.

The Baron was fixing his eyes on her and she tried to elude his gaze.

That it was so vague as to elude the support of argument made it only the stronger.

The only way will be to hide so as to elude his watchfulness.

He made no attempt to elude the bullet that he must have expected.

But somehow, Mrs. Bob continued to flop the broken wing, and to elude them.

Some sounds there are which elude the efforts of the most onomatopœic pen.

If she could find a boat she could elude the horseman who had made her a prisoner.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "delude, make a fool of," from Latin eludere "escape from, make a fool of, win from at play," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Sense of "evade" is first recorded 1610s in a figurative sense, 1630s in a literal one. Related: Eluded; eludes; eluding.

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