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Definitionto avoid, or get away from, or remain out of reach — as in:
- "She eluded the police."
- She eluded danger and finally arrived safely at home.
- Success has eluded me so far.
- 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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