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elusive
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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)
  • Most mechanically, Owen helped my reading by another means: he determined that my eyes wandered to both the left and to the right of where I was in a sentence, and that—instead of following the elusive next word with my finger—I should highlight a spot on the page by reading through a hole cut in a piece of paper.
    p. 330.3

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