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elude
used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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elude
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Sanguine by nature, Troy had a power of eluding grief by simply adjourning it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had walked nearly two miles of her journey, watching how the day was retreating, and thinking how the time of deeds was quietly melting into the time of thought, to give place in its turn to the time of prayer and sleep, when she beheld advancing over Yalbury hill the very man she sought so anxiously to elude.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had tried to elude agitation by fixing her mind on the trees, sky, any trivial object before her eyes, whilst his reproaches fell, but ingenuity could not save her now.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The planting of flowers on Fanny's grave had been perhaps but a species of elusion of the primary grief, and now it was as if his intention had been known and circumvented.  (not reviewed by editor)

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