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as in:  your point eludes me

What you are seeing in him eludes me.
  to escape understanding (not understood)
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elude eluded eludes eluding elusion
Strongly Associated with:   elusive
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  • What you are seeing in him eludes me.
  • The point of his story eludes me.
  • When we were on a house-party together up in Warwick, she left a borrowed car out in the rain with the top down, and then lied about it — and suddenly I remembered the story about her that had eluded me that night at Daisy’s. [remembering a scandal where Jordan Baker was said to have cheated while competing in a golf tournament]
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • A curious contest, the nature of which eluded me, was developing between my father and the sheriff.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • She is lost, vague, trying to catch hold, to make some sense of her former command of the world, but it still eludes her.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • I was trying to find the meaning the poet had in mind, but it eluded me.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • The nature of Mr. Tostoff’s composition eluded me, because just as it began my eyes fell on Gatsby, standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The prolonged and tumultuous argument that ended by herding us into that room eludes me, though I have a sharp physical memory that, in the course of it, my underwear kept climbing like a damp snake around my legs and intermittent beads of sweat raced cool across my back.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
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Associated words [difficulty]:   elude [3] , elusive [2] , delude [1] , elusive [2]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Logic & Reasoning, Religion - Christianity
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