Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With or by elusion.

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  • adverb In an elusive manner

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Examples

  • The way everybody in the NFL uses the term "athleticism," Ricky has more than Peyton -- the cornerback can run faster, jump higher, run more elusively, stop faster, etc. than the quarterback.

    Thoughts on Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He also found that they possess an elusively intense flavor, and recommends rubbing them on meat or tossing them with steamed greens.

    Bits & Bites: News You Can Eat

  • She's elusively "busy" and doesn't return your texts or phone calls for days, if ever.

    Nicole Forrester: Four Ways to Repel Women

  • On the latter point, let's hope so, because Perry's elusively ambivalent love interest is Andrea Anders, the charming deserves-a-hit co-star of the much-missed Better Off Ted and The Class and, ironically enough, Joey opposite Perry's former cohort Matt LeBlanc.

    Roush Review: Dim Sunshine, Glorious Justified, FNL Farewell

  • Yet did it quiver under the finger-tip caress in rhythmic vibrations that became whisperings and rustlings and mutterings of sound - but of sound so different; so elusively thin that it was shimmeringly sibilant; so mellow that it was maddening sweet, piping like an elfin horn, which last was just what Bassett decided would be like a peal from some bell of the gods reaching earthward from across space.

    THE RED ONE

  • She's elusively "busy" and doesn't return your texts or phone calls for days, if ever.

    Nicole Forrester: Four Ways to Repel Women

  • "Really, the English language has become almost elusively kinetic, and it's enough to make you want to just forget the whole thing and take up Cantonese."

    New Customs: Changing Language, Changing Bikes

  • “Paired Things” displays Ryans characteristic style: dense figurative language, varied diction, internal rhyme, the interrogative mode, and playful vers libre, which elusively alternates between iambic and unmetered lines.

    mjh's blog — 2008 — July

  • In 1865, a Scottish surgeon named Joseph Lister made an unusual conjecture on how to neutralize that “subtle principle” lurking elusively in the wound.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Really, the English language has become almost elusively kinetic, and it's enough to make you want to just forget the whole thing and take up Cantonese.

    New Customs: Changing Language, Changing Bikes

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