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elude
used in Frankenstein

5 uses
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Definition
to avoid, or get away from, or remain out of reach
in various senses, including:
  • "She eluded the police."
  • "She eluded danger and finally arrived safely at home."
  • "Success has eluded me."
  • "She always messes up, but some how eludes taking responsibility."
  • My rage was without bounds; I sprang on him.... He easily eluded me and said, "Be calm!"
    Chapter 10 (60% in)
eluded = avoided (got away from)
  • 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.
    Chapter 7 (65% in)
  • I would have seized him, but he eluded me and quitted the house with precipitation.
    Chapter 20 (37% in)
  • I rushed towards the window, and drawing a pistol from my bosom, fired; but he eluded me, leaped from his station, and running with the swiftness of lightning, plunged into the lake.
    Chapter 23 (32% in)
  • I darted towards the spot from which the sound proceeded, but the devil eluded my grasp.
    Chapter 24 (8% in)

There are no more uses of "elude" in Frankenstein.

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