verb (used with object), e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for elude
His goal of success on the global stage eluded him however, as TSM departed Worlds with a winless performance.
Direct evidence has eluded researchers, but there are suggestive examples.50 years ago, scientists named Earth’s magnetic field as a suspect in extinctions|Jonathan Lambert|November 19, 2020|Science News
All that was missing through the 1990s and into the 2000s was a championship, which eluded Los Angeles across seven managers, seven general managers and three ownership changes.The Dodgers’ Championship Machine Took A Decade — And A Lot Of Money — To Build|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|October 30, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Ghabboun holds degrees in interior design and web design, but steady work as a designer has eluded him.He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him.|by Ava Kofman|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
These online meetups often provide a richness of topical conversation that eludes the town halls staged by TV news networks.With playhouses dark, interactive theater online is lighting things up|Peter Marks|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Female sexuality has long confounded researchers and eluded popular understanding.Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?|Samantha Allen|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eric Frein eluded Pennsylvania police for seven weeks after he allegedly killed a state trooper with a sniper shot.
Had I finally found that spiritual connecting tissue that for years had eluded me?
In the event, the Gang of Barbarians eluded the 400 police officers assigned to the case until it was too late.A Horror Story of True-Life Anti-Semitism in France|Tracy McNicoll|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For almost a century, women like Workman continued to establish themselves in the sport, but Everest eluded them.
The power of vision, the source of muscular action, the fountain of life, have all eluded the skill of man.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
It was the high-keyed wailing of this same man-child wanting his bottle, but it eluded Bud completely.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
This woman, whose name and life have eluded history, foretold one year as the length of Francois's reign.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Having eluded their pursuers, the Sioux drew the ponies to an easy canter and continued toward the north.Three Sioux Scouts|Elmer Russell Gregor
Men of Pax perhaps who had come to hunt down the outlaws who had successfully eluded their rule on earth?Star Born|Andre Norton