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i looh siv

  • s  difficult to describe
    a haunting elusive odor
  • s  skillful at eluding capture
    a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline
  • s  difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    that elusive thing the soul
  • s  making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

  • The pilot who had parachuted into enemy territory remained elusive and the enemy patrols could never capture him.
  • Seconds before the final whistle the home team got their elusive match winning goal.
  • The elusive chimpanzee is now tracked by radio signals.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in CNN International
    Paying for what you spend is basic common sense,Obama said. "Perhaps that's why, here in Washington, it's been so elusive."
  • Robert Gates in International Herald Tribune
    Gates called Iran "an ambitious and fanatical theocracy," and said he has yet to find "the elusive Iranian moderate," according to remarks prepared for delivery Monday at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
  • Eric Mangini in Canton Repository
    He frustrates a lot of defenses,Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini said. "You bring a bunch of guys, and he's able to create plays there. You drop a bunch of guys, and you may give him too much time. ...... He's elusive and he's strong. He's...

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