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The more you looked at it the more elusive and shifting it seemed.

It became once more elusive, duskily mysterious in its lines.

The more he struggled to identify them, the more elusive they seemed to become.

A more elusive, non-recorded character is hardly to be found.

The more exquisite our enjoyments, the more transient; the more eagerly sought, the more elusive.

We had almost a pure culture of hummingbirds to watch and vainly to attempt to study, for more elusive creatures do not exist.

Nowhere are these mists more frequent, nor more elusive, than in Queen Charlotte Sound.

Not only so, but the happiness he had expected to find proved more and more elusive.

Others are more elusive, but none the less legible to the practiced eye.

In the same way, all of the finer and more elusive thoughts and emotions express themselves in everything a man says or does.

WORD ORIGIN

1719, from Latin elus-, past participle stem of eludere (see elude) + -ive. Related: Elusiveness.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.