ELUSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ELUSIVE
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elusive
 a.  difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind
Classic Sentence:
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.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
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 Melville
Get Context   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 Joyce
Get Context   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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  The answers to these questions remain as elusive as ever.
2  She managed to get an interview with that elusive man.
3  Further movie roles have proved somewhat elusive for the young actor.
4  Trying to pin down exactly when the contractors would be finished remodeling the house, Nancy was frustrated by their elusive replies.
5  Gravitational waves are the elusive ripples in spacetime that are theorized to pervade the entire Universe.