allude vs elude

allude elude

Definitions

  • 1) intransitive To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion
  • 2) make a more or less disguised reference to
  • 3) To make an allusion; refer casually or indirectly: with to (formerly also unto).
  • 4) To pun; have a punning reference.
  • 5) To play with or make game of.
  • 6) To make an indirect reference.
  • 7) To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to.
  • 8) obsolete To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable.

Definitions

  • 1) transitive To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.
  • 2) transitive To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.
  • 3) transitive To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.
  • 4) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
  • 5) To remain unseen, undiscovered, or unexplained, by; baffle the inquiry or scrutiny of: as, secrets that elude the keenest search.
  • 6) Synonyms To shun, flee, shirk, dodge, baffle, foil, frustrate.
  • 7) To avoid by artifice, stratagem, deceit, or dexterity; escape; evade: as, to elude pursuit; to elude a blow or stroke.
  • 8) To be unnattained by.
  • 9) To escape the memory or understanding of.
  • 10) To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill: synonym: evade.
  • 11) To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle

Examples

  • 1) He has often alluded to it but not told the full story.
  • 2) He alluded to something else too.
  • 3) Sure, he had compiled a record alluding to something more than competence.
  • 4) He also alluded to'considerable downward pressure '.
  • 5) But he also alludes darkly to'other reasons '.
  • 6) Current and scientific affairs are also alluded to: the mouse with the ear on its back, for instance.
  • 7) Could the title allude, Raveh wonders, to an ink fountain, the means by which Izzy creates her own slice of immortality, the completion of which she leaves to Tom?
  • 8) Documented proof to which you allude is not being produced, therefore your words have little meaning.
  • 9) In connexion with politeness, I would again allude to the great importance of habits of observation.
  • 10) The power of that species of poetry to which we allude is now greatly increased also, at least in extent of operation, by the admission among the number of judges, of so great a mass of half-educated persons, to whom the story is every thing, and the poetry almost nothing.
  • 11) Sort of off-topic, but I believe the word you're looking for in the last sentence of this piece is "allude" -- ninjas elude, writers allude.
  • 12) Her title of Princesse du Sang Royal de France was suppressed (February 7th, 1737) by an arret of the parliament of Paris.] 79 The singular anecdote to which I allude is related in the Recueil des Pieces interessantes et peu connues, (Maestricht, 1786, in 4 vols. 12mo.;) and the unknown editor quotes his author, who had received it from Helene de Courtenay, marquise de Beaufremont.]
  • 13) I did kind of allude to the whole Warboy thing in the title discussion?
  • 14) Most of the comments i''ve read thus far are perpetuating the very thing they "allude" to despising and yet it is The continued self defeating attitudes that this is where it is.
  • 15) ‘In the third part of the book Brueggemann discusses what he calls ‘Unsolicited Testimony,’ or texts which indirectly allude to the nature of Yahweh.’
  • 16) ‘However the Chinese, for the past 2,000-odd years, have been expert at alluding indirectly, through historical analogies, to current political events.’
  • 17) ‘It may be the case that ‘Gudeman of Ballangeich’ had become a general term for alluding indirectly to a Scottish king, but it is possible that Charles I and Charles Edward were seen as having more in common with James V than Stuart blood.’
  • 18) ‘This account alludes only indirectly to the Buddha's original meditative accomplishments before the awakening.’
  • 19) ‘I sometimes allow rampant letterfit adjustment (uneven spacing) and excessive glyph scaling to allude to the lack of state-sponsored childcare options.’
  • 20) ‘In Puerto Santo Tomás, one born-again fisherman adorned his shack with a biblical scene evidently intended to allude to, in idealized fashion, the stalwart men of the village.’
  • 21) ‘In what is perhaps a desire to allude to the baton twirlers of the marching band halftime show, the staging relies too heavily on dancers with giant flowing flags and large, geometrically abstract but still twirlable props.’
  • 22) ‘This violates the Establishment Clause, because the tablets allude to the Ten Commandments and thus endorse religion.’
  • 23) ‘These lines from ‘The Island’ form a self-indictment of poetic efficacy even as they allude to the biblical maxim that one can not live on bread alone.’
  • 24) ‘Meanwhile, the character of Jack Ingroff appears to allude to her ex-fiancé, who won an Oscar.’
  • 25) ‘The other two pieces, now lost, are a relief sculpture and Anguished Woman in her Room at Night, which uses the reclining female form and similar spikes as those seen here to allude to mental pain.’
  • 26) ‘I alluded to it by mentioning the conservatives' lack of trust.’
  • 27) ‘The accompanying booklet notes allude to the hard-won simplicity of Mansurian's language.’
  • 28) ‘For instance, Georgette's name may allude to the 1918 German offensive (Operation Georgette) in Belgium.’
  • 29) ‘Another larger minnow, Luciosoma bleekeri, has Lao names which allude to its being found in rice paddies.’
  • 30) ‘I'd never use this word in polite company, and can barely bring myself to allude to it, even very obliquely.’
  • 31) ‘Their names allude to the doomed Antarctic expedition led by Captain Scott, where Oates nobly sacrificed his life in a vain attempt to save Scott and his team.’
  • 32) ‘Vampires in particular were a great excuse for Victorian writers to allude to sexuality, which they couldn't mention in any other way.’
  • 33) ‘The Times manages to avoid direct joke references to his name, but cunningly alludes to it.’
  • 34) ‘Frances did not mention her by name, but she was alluding to the cash settlement her daughter had received from him, which had caused so much bitterness.’
  • 35) ‘At no time during this meeting did he discuss or allude to specific violations of conduct, Lavik said.’
  • 36) ‘In the mid-20th century a variety of factors (which I can only briefly allude to here) converged to spark a second wave of marriage-law reform.’
  • 37) ‘She does briefly allude to this complexity between the local and the national on pages 27-28, but this could have been enhanced by further explicit reasoning and additional detail.’
  • 38) ‘While he alludes to abstraction and discusses it in objective terms, the notion most analysed in the book is the origin and function of naturalistic, figurative art.’
  • 39) ‘He did not mention or allude to the exhibition again.’
  • 40) ‘She briefly alludes to this problem - noting that she neglected her marriage while writing the book - but fails to follow up.’
  • 41) ‘For example, are the worries I mentioned here, and alluded to in the comments to another of my posts about the believability of the Party's conversion to a policy of inclusivity, to be ignored?’
  • 42) ‘As briefly alluded to earlier, the position that snow and lemons are not colored is naturally paired with the position that they are not cold and sour either.’
  • 43) ‘I alluded briefly to them yesterday but if you missed them you can see them here.’
  • 44) ‘Two and a half weeks later, I briefly alluded to the fact that I'd not heard anything yet.’
  • 45) ‘In this thread, you allude to those continuing misfortunes, and mention Seth by name (albeit in a more neutral context) in, I think, your third or fourth post.’
  • 46) ‘That's all I can think of now, but new characters will be introduced and I will allude to them.’
  • 47) ‘The book obviously reflects the authors' expertise, with examples and appendices focusing on medicine, but it is a brave book, which mentions clinical governance and alludes to the need to develop a parallel approach in teaching.’
  • 48) ‘Lying to Ella about his condition would break the promise he had made about never lying to her, but on the other hand, he had never mentioned or alluded to his ailment beforehand.’
  • 49) ‘Needless to say, Palestine wasn't mentioned or even alluded to at all.’
  • 50) ‘Before discussing our findings in more detail, we must allude to five points that could have influenced our results.’
  • 51) ‘‘Some bad things happened to us; we're not going to stress on it,’ he said, briefly alluding to the fact that the company is ‘going to have to reduce structural costs’.’
  • 52) ‘The transcript of a therapy session briefly alludes to the use of relaxation to block or desensitize painful imagery during a therapeutic reliving of a traumatic event.’
  • 53) ‘The problem, to which I alluded briefly earlier, is whether his emphasis on evidence can be combined with his molecular conception of understanding.’
  • 54) ‘One that I've already briefly alluded to, is that cinema can operate as a cogent and powerful cultural mechanism for meaning making.’
  • 55) ‘Several other works allude to the importance of family connections among artists in Rome that were made through workshops, collaborations, friendships, and marriages.’
  • 56) ‘Neate's works allude to aspects of art history that critical received taste occasionally dismisses as slightly kitschy.’
  • 57) ‘While other artists may allude to the interaction of nature and culture, he draws on both realms for his very materials, employing chlorophyll as well as acrylic paint.’
  • 58) ‘Curving appendages attached to oblong shapes or to punctured spheres in some of the works may allude to other life-forms such as insects or invertebrates.’
  • 59) ‘As such, the work alludes to the reciprocal nature of relationship and manages to state its case clearly without being didactic, sentimental or completely unfunny.’
  • 60) ‘In so doing, they suggest that the conflict to which the artist alludes in the exhibition's title is a personal struggle with his own compulsions.’
  • 61) ‘But the artist also alludes to African cult figures like Mami Wata, a Nigerian water spirit who is often ‘embraced,’ as the artist says, by snakes.’
  • 62) ‘The title of the latter work alludes to the astronomical notion that the area behind Orion is a kind of celestial incubator, generating uncountable new stars.’
  • 63) ‘Her work alludes to the intellectual rigor at the root of abstract ornament and how the laws that govern such ornament offer a parallel to the laws governing nature.’
  • 64) ‘Often his work alludes more or less obliquely to gay experience, but it strongly rejects categorization.’
  • 65) ‘At the same time, the artist alludes to the real world, having it out with hypocrisy and duplicity.’
  • 66) ‘Nevertheless, by evoking the Grape Society, the painter alluded to a literary ancestry.’
  • 67) ‘Yet, while all of these beadworking styles allude to the multiple identities that characterize the political landscape of the Zulu-speaking people, they also act as implicit voices of support for the king.’
  • 68) ‘The different styles also implicitly allude to the political power differentials that are associated with various regional identities.’
  • 69) ‘The work alludes both to the perishing physical environment and to the erosion of the communist ideal.’
  • 70) ‘Areas of parallel colored lines give a Minimalist flavor without alluding to a particular artist.’
  • 71) ‘All of the images we have discussed thus far allude to Christian theology and the symbolism of the rite of baptism.’
  • 72) ‘A deceivingly playful departure from his previous work is Holderfield's series of small paper animal sculptures that sprout extra heads and limbs as they indirectly allude to the inevitable mishaps of cloning.’
  • 73) ‘Others have tentatively suggested that the yarnwinder may allude to the spindle of the Three Fates, and should thus be regarded as a metonymic symbol of death - a classical counterpart to the cross.’
  • 74) ‘The dedicatory inscription that appears at the opening of the scroll alludes indirectly to a different historical gathering, which raises other questions about the representational nature of this painting.’

Examples

  • 1) Surely this was the foot of the unique woman who had so long eluded him.
  • 2) The parrot had still eluded capture on the morning of her wedding.
  • 3) Yet still one part eludes her.
  • 4) The definitive explanation still eludes us.
  • 5) So happiness is good for you - yet it still eludes all too many of us.
  • 6) But a second Derby still eluded him.
  • 7) Yet he still eluded capture.
  • 8) Live specimens still elude researchers.
  • 9) He eluded capture many times.
  • 10) Fifth place was the best on offer in Korea and victories still elude the Finn.
  • 11) HE eluded capture for 43 years.
  • 12) The correct definition and use of the word elude has eluded 10:59 pm Anon.
  • 13) And I seem to remember several books with Conan Doyle as the detective though the titles elude me.
  • 14) Over the years we have seen this title elude some of the sport's greatest players (McEnroe, Sampras, Edberg, Becker, Federer to name a few).
  • 15) Jim loves to blog anonymously about himself. he should learn how to spell "elude" in a press release.
  • 16) Besides I was ready to supply the want of money by an increase of bodily privations and exertions, to elude which is the principal motive for spending money in travels of this sort.
  • 17) How is it that this unconditional love continues to elude us, generation after generation?
  • 18) Unfortunately, at this point you might also be feeling the beginnings of your resistance to sticking to your resolutions and asking yourself why discipline and willpower seem to elude you.
  • 19) The logic of the concluding paragraph seems to elude me.
  • 20) The law allows such individuals to be picked up if they might flee or elude a subpoena for testimony.
  • 21) ‘These were the exact feelings of Joseph Smith who quickly eluded his pursuers.’
  • 22) ‘The quarry twisted, turned and doubled back at speed in an attempt to elude its pursuer.’
  • 23) ‘It is Meredith who unwittingly brings Tom Ripley crashing to earth when it seems that he has eluded danger and gotten away without punishment for his dark deeds.’
  • 24) ‘To do that, the man who survived the wrath of the Chancellor must now elude the pitfalls set by the students of Edinburgh, and his own eloquent pen.’
  • 25) ‘Following him as he assumes Greenleaf's personality and attempts to elude his pursuers after the murder is a riveting yet slightly chilly exercise.’
  • 26) ‘The most important thing to do now was to second guess their pursuers and elude capture.’
  • 27) ‘Even if he did manage to elude all of the security systems, finding Jordan would be like looking for a particularly small needle in an unusually large haystack.’
  • 28) ‘Afghan members of AQT may be familiar with the countless unmapped paths that enabled the anti-Soviet guerrillas to elude their enemies.’
  • 29) ‘In early runs of the game, Riper was asked to play the enemy and attempt to elude the U.S. planners.’
  • 30) ‘The gang have managed to elude pursuit by the garda helicopter by escaping through the roads around Dublin Airport where there is a no-fly zone, a Garda source said.’
  • 31) ‘Miraculously, the group of 15 Indians managed to elude the dragnet that was forming and escaped with the aid of local residents.’
  • 32) ‘These fey are also particularly good at eluding their enemies, making them extremely difficult to find.’
  • 33) ‘He looked up the slope behind him, certain to have eluded his enemy, not having left a single track in the snow.’
  • 34) ‘Physical strength is useless without not only a purpose, but also agility and lightening speed in order to elude enemies.’
  • 35) ‘Most of the party's leading members who have so far managed to elude arrest are either in hiding in Nepal or have escaped to neighboring India.’
  • 36) ‘For the next ten days, sometimes literally slipping through the fingers of the army that pursued him, Cortez eluded his captors.’
  • 37) ‘Drug mules, long agreed by all as the real carriers of weapons of mass destruction, routinely elude the army, security guards and high-tech scanners.’
  • 38) ‘White-skinned and English-speaking, she manages to elude the fate of other illegal arrivals to our shores.’
  • 39) ‘Padilla should not be exempt from detention simply because he managed to elude capture and make his way to this country.’
  • 40) ‘He, however, managed to elude them, as he was a master of disguise, and almost everywhere he went he had supporters who hid him.’
  • 41) ‘Obviously the first conception can breed bureaucrats who are adept at figuring out ways to elude the law (it also explains Italian drivers).’
  • 42) ‘It is said that a greater achievement eluded him.’
  • 43) ‘He then tackled the Caledonians, victory narrowly eluding him in the sixth season but being won at a great battle late in the seventh, mons Graupius, probably September 83.’
  • 44) ‘Somehow popular success has eluded him, but his recent live performance CD Courier should have brought him prominently into the spotlight.’
  • 45) ‘But All-Ireland success eluded him on both occasions.’
  • 46) ‘While success eluded him this time, Paddy looks forward to competing in the track and field championships in Tullamore in the summer.’
  • 47) ‘There again he assumed an easy victory and had no back-up plan when success eluded him.’
  • 48) ‘In the end, if some of Smith's ambitions elude him, it is perhaps because they are so grand.’
  • 49) ‘One achievement which continues to elude James is a steady girlfriend.’
  • 50) ‘Desire lingers even if that which we desire forever eludes us, forever remains beyond embodiment.’
  • 51) ‘Maybe in death Wellstone will be able to achieve what eluded him in life.’
  • 52) ‘Thereafter, my conscience is so laden with guilt that sleep continues to elude me for a further six weeks.’
  • 53) ‘Yet four years into the second Chechen war, victory still eludes Russia, and there are signs that the upheaval is spilling into Ingushetia and Dagestan.’
  • 54) ‘If victory eludes them then they will have to rely on Old Crossleyans beating Old Brodlieans.’
  • 55) ‘While ultimately victory eluded the local side it should in no way deter the players and their coach Michael Carew in seeking to go all the way next year.’
  • 56) ‘In that briefest of brief moments victory had eluded Mount Sion.’
  • 57) ‘There are those people who feel that success may elude them if they do come out.’
  • 58) ‘Oftentimes, achieving a major goal eludes us because we want to make huge leaps from reality to the dream without making our lives congruent with the main goal we set for ourselves.’
  • 59) ‘It is another of those nights when sleep eludes me and I am restless both mentally and physically.’
  • 60) ‘The outstanding grades that Jill Gamble easily achieved in high school eluded her during her first semester at Ohio State University.’
  • 61) ‘That probably meant that sleep had eluded her as well.’
  • 62) ‘This fact sometimes eludes the people writing about it.’
  • 63) ‘Some of the more technical details eluded him, but he understood most of what his companions were saying.’
  • 64) ‘However, one important fact has eluded you: If you take this job, how much will you be paid?’
  • 65) ‘How has such a simple fact eluded scientists and mystics alike for so many millennia?’
  • 66) ‘Why did these ideas elude our great genius Muslim scholars of earlier times?’
  • 67) ‘Nick practically bounded ahead of me, the concept of pace eluding him.’
  • 68) ‘Okay, cheap shot, but Dickson carries such an air of efficiency that you can't believe she would let these details elude her.’
  • 69) ‘The plan, whose details elude me at the moment, had a lot to do with the improvised use of a sewing kit by a crack team of ninja assassins.’
  • 70) ‘This aspect of the opinion has eluded scholars, who focus on its partisan and racist character.’
  • 71) ‘The details of each turtle elude me, but one in particular stands out in my mind.’
  • 72) ‘This fact eludes numerous media members who have been attracted to Napster's deals with Penn State and the University of Rochester.’
  • 73) ‘While the solution to this mystery eludes us, the facts are evident, and we would be wise to adapt to them.’
  • 74) ‘Opening anything out in the middle of nowhere is not a smart way to insure a steady income, a fact that may have eluded Ray when he opened the store but is certainly now well aware of.’
  • 75) ‘For some strange reason, which eluded Adam's understanding, he was enjoying this.’
  • 76) ‘Let me point out to the member a little fact that may have eluded him, because he is so tied up in the Labour spin machine.’
  • 77) ‘This fact, which had eluded historians, was recorded on the back of the photograph.’
  • 78) ‘We now have a transparent reimbursement system that gushes forth so much information that genuine understanding often still eludes us.’
  • 79) ‘It's almost recognizable, but understanding of it eludes me.’
  • 80) ‘I tried to explain that he could just look at the scoreboard, but after about the third time I realized that concept still eluded the tyke.’
  • 81) ‘Love is a concept that seems to elude music critics everywhere.’
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