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elude
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David Copperfield
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elude
Used in
David Copperfield
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  • That's it! He had eluded pursuit, and was going to America in a flaxen wig, and whiskers, and such a complete disguise as never you see in all your born days; when the little woman, being in Southampton, met him walking along the street picked him out with her sharp eye in a moment ran betwixt his legs to upset him and held on to him like grim Death.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He coughed to that extent, and his breath eluded all his attempts to recover it with that obstinacy, that I fully expected to see his head go down behind the counter, and his little black breeches, with the rusty little bunches of ribbons at the knees, come quivering up in a last ineffectual struggle.  (not reviewed by editor)

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