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elusive
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
difficult to get a hold of

(mentally such as a memory or description; or externally such as an achievement or physical capture)
  • Through all he said, even through his appalling sentimentality, I was reminded of something — an elusive rhythm, a fragment of lost words, that I had heard somewhere a long time ago.
    p. 111.4

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