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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning). Evasion.

Usage examples (27)
  • Its elusion has left people impatient, frustrated and angry.
  • Pointing to the 25% white vote for him, I will bet, is an elusion.
  • What if I am sleeping? what if this life is a lie just a big elusion?
  • A tension exists between the chase and elusion, the object and the desirer, with the passive and the aggressive personalities becoming interchangeable. for more
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  • An "allusion" is an indirect reference. An "elusion" is a deception or clever evasion. "Elution" is a word used in chemistry that means to remove by dissolving. An "illusion" is a false or unrealistic perception.
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