1 Through all he said, even through his appalling sentimentality, I was reminded of something--an elusive rhythm, a fragment of lost words, that I had heard somewhere a long time ago.
2 This elusive quality it is, which causes the thought of whiteness, when divorced from more kindly associations, and coupled with any object terrible in itself, to heighten that terror to the furthest bounds.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
3 His destiny was to be elusive of social or religious orders.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 4
4 In any community or nation it is these little things which are most elusive to the grasp and yet most essential to any clear conception of the group life taken as a whole.
5 In the case of Mr. Gryce she had found it well to flutter ahead, losing herself elusively and luring him on from depth to depth of unconscious intimacy.