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Used in
Gone with the Wind
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  • It eluded her but it was there, hidden, somewhere.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But thoughts eluded her, darting in and out of her mind like frightened humming birds.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Only Ashley and Rhett eluded her understanding and her control for they were both adults, and the elements of boyishness were lacking in them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She sighed as she carefully tied the ribbon about the packet, wondering for the thousandth time just what it was in Ashley that eluded her understanding.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Ashley seemed to mean them and there was a look in his eyes which eluded herónot fear, not apology, but the bracing to a strain which was inevitable and overwhelming.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Everyone knew now that the fate of the Confederacy rested as much upon the skill of the blockade boats in eluding the Yankee fleet as it did upon the soldiers at the front.  (not reviewed by editor)

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