elude

All Verb
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  • In his long career he produced some forty works, though popular success eluded him.
  • He can now win all the glory that has eluded him so far.
  • Despite the return to a more commercial sound chart success still eluded them.
  • They must go back and hope to elude the others in the dark. Cited from Ralestone Luck, by Andre Norton
  • As soon as she saw him coming, she turned quickly and tried to elude him. Cited from Look Back on Happiness, by Knut Hamsun
  • Finding the wife eluded you, you began to stay out late at night. Cited from The Mask, by Arthur Hornblow
  • But to see my own red blood get away from me, elude me, rise above me! Cited from A Daughter of the Snows, by Jack London
  • In another minute or two she would have eluded me once more. Cited from The Passenger from Calais, by Arthur Griffiths
  • He meant to elude her, she saw, and she turned from him without another word. Cited from The Way of an Eagle, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Several songs began to take shape and sound that had previously eluded the band.
  • I could not believe she had eluded me just at the last. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 18, April, 1859, by Various
  • While some of his later films did well at the box office, commercial success often eluded him.
  • She first eluded state police but later turned herself in to authorities.
  • If they would only leave him alone he might recover it before it eluded him. Cited from The Miller Of Old Church, by Ellen Glasgow
  • It eluded officials, and ran all the way to turn two before being caught.
  • They had been looking out for him, but he had eluded their notice. Cited from The Personal Life Of David Livingstone, by William Garden Blaikie
  • He could not elude this enemy, so he must finish him as quickly as possible. Cited from Bruce, by Albert Payson Terhune
  • It was very similar to her second; but success continued to elude her.
  • She eluded him, even when he held her in his arms. Cited from The Rocks of Valpre, by Ethel May Dell
  • The following year, they released their only album Faith, but further success eluded them.
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Words starting with elude

Meaning of elude

  • verb Escape, either physically or mentally
    The thief eluded the police, This difficult idea seems to evade her, The event evades explanation
  • verb Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    What you are seeing in him eludes me