Elude in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Elude

(transitive) to evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill | (transitive) to shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip | (transitive) to escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to

Short Example Sentences for Elude

  • 1. Were they again to elude him? 🔊
  • 2. And yet she often sought to elude him. 🔊
  • 3. An ordinary playwright would elude the awkward question. 🔊
  • 4. He raged, tore, struggled madly to elude their grasp. 🔊
  • 5. And she was weary of trying to elude the vacillations of her mind. 🔊
  • 6. Up to this minute he had seemed to withdraw from her, to elude her. 🔊
  • 7. But so vast was the area that they might elude their enemies for months. 🔊
  • 8. In the dark forest it would be very easy for her to elude the officers. 🔊
  • 9. I shall chaff them about how they tried to elude me, and failed. 🔊
  • 10. How could any thief manage to elude the vigilance of so many guards? 🔊
  • 11. She actually took pains to elude me, and gave those waltzes to strangers. 🔊
  • 12. By heaven's leave, he shall not elude destruction. 🔊
  • 13. Other causes still elude us, though they must have a fountain somewhere. 🔊
  • 14. I would do it myself if I could elude the immortality it would occasion me. 🔊
  • 15. The lesser lights, the dearer still That they elude a vulgar eye. 🔊
  • 16. Still, she could not allow Miss Kippenberg to elude her so easily. 🔊
  • 17. Their pace was rapid to elude the pursuit of Tristan l'Hermite. 🔊

How to use Elude in Sentences?

  • 1. Without exception they all lack the keen scent that helps the deer to elude its pursuers. 🔊
  • 2. Such elusive spirits are able to pass through walls and elude pursuit with ease. 🔊
  • 3. Then came the Hawk, and afterward the Raven, but the boys managed to elude all of these. 🔊
  • 4. Birds which elude the observer in this manner year after year only render themselves all the more interesting. 🔊
  • 5. They elude the ordinary reader by their abstraction and delicacy of distinction, but they are far from vague. 🔊
  • 6. Kut-le was so sure of her weakness and cowardice that she felt that he would be taken completely by surprise and she might elude him. 🔊
  • 7. The fortunate being whose characters consist of homogeneous heroism and are compact of courage seem to elude my scrutiny. 🔊
  • 8. His step was firm and vigorous, and indicated by its rapidity that the wayfarer was endeavoring to elude pursuit. 🔊
  • 9. Once through the far-flung cordon he hoped to rely upon superior speed and climbing powers to elude pursuit. 🔊
  • 10. It is distributed in the nicest proportion; neither so strong as to depress the organs, nor so faint as to elude them. 🔊
  • 11. Not a messenger had managed to elude their vigilance by day, not one had succeeded in slipping into the little camp by night. 🔊
  • 12. But when he put out hands of gratitude and compassion to her, she seemed like the dream woman to elude them without moving. 🔊
  • 13. The captive looked in vain for an opportunity to elude the vigilance of the guard; they hardly took their eyes off him during the ride. 🔊
  • 14. The call of the desert was an allurement to which he yielded unresistingly, trusting to elude capture through his skill and unfailing good fortune. 🔊
  • 15. The sport was always good, the race long and exciting, but the hare never failed to elude her pursuers. 🔊
  • 16. We made for this, hoping, in the darkness, to elude our pursuers, then double in our tracks as soon as they had passed. 🔊
  • 17. One is often entirely at a loss as to the reason of this "inward withstanding," which may even elude long and careful investigation. 🔊
  • 18. For two years he had contrived to elude the tracers, the killers, sent out by this creature, and now he had deliberately walked upon his swords. 🔊