Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being elusive; tendency to elude.

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  • noun The state of being elusive

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being difficult to grasp or pin down

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Examples

  • Part of its elusiveness is because there are no direct jets from Miami, New York, Denver or L.A. This discourages some travelers and tones down the ritz and glitz characteristic of most Mexican beach resorts.

    Puerto Escondido: Mexico's hidden Oaxacan beach

  • Part of its elusiveness is because there are no direct jets from Miami, New York, Denver or L.A. This discourages some travelers and tones down the ritz and glitz characteristic of most Mexican beach resorts.

    Puerto Escondido: Mexico's hidden Oaxacan beach

  • Now, the New York Jets rookie running back is showing the same kind of elusiveness in the NFL.

    USATODAY.com - Football - N.Y. Jets vs. Washington

  • He appears to think that these propositions have a property we may call "elusiveness," where p is elusive for me if and only if p's falsity would not change my experiences.

    The Epistemic Closure Principle

  • He plays like a big running back yet has a significant amount of "elusiveness" to his credit, or at least he did in college.

    Niners Nation

  • Through all the talk of Machida's "elusiveness" and speed, it was Rua that was able to find holes and avoid damage.

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  • Every pundit, every op-ed writer, every Matt Damon has duly taken note of the essential elusiveness that is Barack Obama.

    Sharon O'Connell: Barack Obama, Where Have You Gone? Oh, There.

  • Possessing electrifying elusiveness, startling stutter-steps and spectacular stop-and-start movements, their success was magnetically magical and mesmerizing all at once.

    One Season

  • Beyond takes a genre that has been popular through the decades from Frantic to Taken to the next level by adding in the surreal elusiveness of a multi-dimensional mind bender.

    /Film UK - Ghost Stories, Fantastic Mr. Fox, an Attack the Block Explosion and Much, Much More | /Film

  • Possessing electrifying elusiveness, startling stutter-steps and spectacular stop-and-start movements, their success was magnetically magical and mesmerizing all at once.

    One Season

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