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elusive
used in The Magic Mountain

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difficult to get a hold of

(mentally such as a memory or description; or externally such as an achievement or physical capture)
  • And on the other hand, his love was something utterly elusive and amorphous, a thought—no, a dream, the terrifying and infinitely seductive dream of a young man whose answer to certain, though subconsciously posed questions would have been only hollow silence.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (40% in)

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