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Sample sentences for the GRE study word elusive

elusive can be used as a adj

1.The fat man has the child's natural innocence and ignorance of subtle and elusive things. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.When Woola had finished his meal I again took up my weary and seemingly endless wandering in quest of the elusive waterway. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.The hand must execute what the brain plans and it must be so perfect a mechanism for this that it responds to the most elusive inspirations of the artist. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
4.But afterwards we always find that there has been some nonentity, a servant or a clerk, who has remained in the background unnoticed, and that the elusive Mr. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
5.This elusive quality it is, which causes the thought of whiteness, when divorced from more kindly associations, and coupled with any object terrible in itself, to heighten that terror to the furthest bounds. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.Jane Finn at last The long-sought, the mysterious, the elusive Jane Finn How wildly improbable success had seemed And here in this house, her memory almost miraculously restored, lay the girl who held the future of England in her hands. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
7.The word "dither" will be a useful name to give that elusive quality, that play on mechanical accuracy, existing in all vital art. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
8.The immaterial can only be expressed through the material in art, and the painted symbols of the picture must be very perfect if subtle and elusive meanings are to be conveyed. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
9.This is the difference we were trying to explain that exists between the academic and the vital drawing, and it is a very subtle and elusive quality, like all artistic qualities, to talk about. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed

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