a. avoiding capture,especially by cunning
He was a master of disguise: When Mandela was eluding authorities during his fight against apartheid, he disguised himself in various ways, including as a chauffeur.
Sentence in Classic:
Everyone knew now that the fate of the Confederacy rested as much upon the skill of the blockade boats in eluding the Yankee fleet as it did upon the soldiers at the front.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Danglars resembled a timid animal excited in the chase; first it flies, then despairs, and at last, by the very force of desperation, sometimes succeeds in eluding its pursuers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The young man willingly believed that the Huron deliberated on the most eligible manner of eluding the vigilance of his associates.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
A vague dissatisfaction grew up within him as he looked on the quays and on the river and on the lowering skies and yet he continued to wander up and down day after day as if he really sought someone that eluded him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
As the man made no answer when I asked him what he did there, but eluded my touch in silence, I ran to the Lodge and urged the watchman to come quickly; telling him of the incident on the way back.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
The evening was now drawing close, and well I knew that at sunset the Thing, which was till then imprisoned there, would take new freedom and could in any of many forms elude all pursuit.
He knew that if she did not wish to be seen she would contrive to elude him; and it amused him to think of putting her skill to the test.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Besides, the strange nature of the animal would elude all pursuit, even if I were so far credited as to persuade my relatives to commence it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context