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elusiveness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elusive  \E*lu"sive\,  a. 
  Tending  to  elude;  using  arts  or  deception  to  escape;  adroitly 
  escaping  or  evading;  eluding  the  grasp;  fallacious. 
 
  Elusive  of  the  bridal  day  she  gives  Fond  hopes  to  all 
  and  all  with  hopes  deceives.  --Pope. 
  --  {E*lu"sive*ly},  adv  --  {E*lu"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elusiveness 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  difficult  to  grasp  or  pin  down:  "the 
  author's  elusiveness  may  at  times  be  construed  as 
  evasiveness" 




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