Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of eluding or escaping; evasion.

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  • n. The act, or abstract properties, of eluding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of eluding; adroit escape, as by artifice; a mockery; a cheat; trickery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Escape by artifice or deceit; evasion; deception; fraud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

Etymologies

Medieval Latin ēlūsiō, ēlūsiōn-, mockery, contempt, from Latin ēlūsus, past participle of ēlūdere, to escape, mock; see elude.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I was one of the honest supporters of Sen. Hillary, before I witnessed her on the podium when start elusion the sniper and other stories knowingly she is lying on the face of American people on live TV more than couple times.

    Obama, campaign both say he's not ready to declare victory

  • Pointing to the 25% white vote for him, I will bet, is an elusion.

    Obama Responds To Bill's Reference To Jesse Jackson

  • A tension exists between the chase and elusion, the object and the desirer, with the passive and the aggressive personalities becoming interchangeable.

    Buzzine » Waking Dreams

  • [D] elusion is a matter of top-down disturbance in some fundamental beliefs of the subject, which may consequently affect experiences and actions (Campbell 2001, p. 89).

    Delusion

  • What if I am sleeping? what if this life is a lie just a big elusion?

    lupee Diary Entry

  • Its elusion has left people impatient, frustrated and angry.

    Speech To The John F. Kennedy School Of Government

  • The philtres of romance are brewed to free us from this unsatisfying life that is calendared by fiscal years, and to contrive a less disastrous elusion of our own personalities than many seek dispersedly in drink and drugs and lust and fanaticism, and sometimes in death.

    Beyond Life

  • Still, he could guess at her reasons; and he comprehended now that Ettarre had spoken a very terrible truth -- "All men I must evade at the last, and innumerable are the ways of my elusion."

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • She had the cleverness of elusion that her sex displays in all the species, from

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Observe the preoccupation of leaving the god no avenue of elusion — every possible contingency is named.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

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