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  • I would have seized him, but he eluded me and quitted the house with precipitation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I darted towards the spot from which the sound proceeded, but the devil eluded my grasp.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He easily eluded me and said, "Be calm! I entreat you to hear me before you give vent to your hatred on my devoted head.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: your point eludes me
as in: he eluded the police
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