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Huckabee will also need to establish a reliable fundraising base, something that up until now has proved to be elusive.
As far as finally being acknowledged herself with that elusive Academy gold, well, Moore says she would not take it for granted.
There will be a lot of talk about “sustainable” development, but so far that has been elusive.
They are an elusive bunch, in motion or in the thrall of another time.
The convent, obviously, but also the court—and even her unrequited longing for the elusive lady of her sonnets.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The blaze, red and yellow, and with elusive purple gleams, leaped up the chimney.His "Day In Court"|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
It is more truly sylvan than any other—sylvan in the old Greek sense, so elusive and shy it is, so mysterious.In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham
The element of feeling is elusive and can best be taught by the influence of contagion.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature|Ontario Ministry of Education
An elusive intellectual law is written sure and large in the code of the Great Kingdom.The Bible and Life|Edwin Holt Hughes
You tried to do so, and Claude has tried to do so during the last few days, but the man is as elusive as an eel.The Crime Club|William Holt-White