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elusive
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Middlemarch
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  • But he not only dreaded the effect of such extremities on their mutual life—he had a growing dread of Rosamond’s quiet elusive obstinacy, which would not allow any assertion of power to be final; and again, she had touched him in a spot of keenest feeling by implying that she had been deluded with a false vision of happiness in marrying him.

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  • A permanent solution has proven elusive, but we expect to have one by the end of the month.
  • an elusive memory

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