elusiveness

[ US /ɪˈɫusɪvnəs/ ]
[ UK /ɪlˈuːsɪvnəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. the quality of being difficult to grasp or pin down
    the author's elusiveness may at times be construed as evasiveness
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How To Use elusiveness In A Sentence

  • Part of its elusiveness is because there are no direct jets from Miami, New York, Denver or L.A. This discourages some travelers and tones down the ritz and glitz characteristic of most Mexican beach resorts. Puerto Escondido: Mexico's hidden Oaxacan beach
  • Other commentators have responded to his elusiveness by casting him in a variety of roles - Byronic hero, Carlylean hero, even as a clown in a harlequinade.
  • Perhaps we have simply transvalued impersonality as elusiveness, irony and parodic cultural quotation, qualities especially attractive in the wake of postmodern theory.
  • Well for him had he seen as clearly the delusiveness of other temptations! The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories
  • I have learned nothing except the vanity of wisdom, the impotence of magic, the nullity of love, and the delusiveness of memory ... Beloved Nylissa
  • Elusiveness (Subtlety) moved to Tier 3, now reduces cooldown of Vanish and Blind by 30/60 sec and Cloak of Shadows by 15/30 sec.
  • According to Derrida, Levinas underestimates not only the elusiveness of alterity but the degree of respect for alterity already present in earlier thinkers.
  • The second inquiry, therefore, is the meaning of this delusiveness. Sermons Preached at Brighton Third Series
  • The cause of these beliefs, and perhaps of their delusiveness, is the social situation and interests of the believers. Social Epistemology
  • the author's elusiveness may at times be construed as evasiveness
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