Whatever her disease, it had eluded the doctors for months.
I eluded that stupid sheriff's deputy in the south.
That night she went to bed exhausted, but sleep eluded her.
When they subsequently eluded the conditions imposed by the states, the deputiesnobles, clergy and burgessesshowed their incapacity, to oppose the progress of despotism.
He eluded the Confederate lookout and reached the "Albemarle" unseen.
She was red-eyed, as if sleep had eluded her.
She eluded one man and slashed at another with a dagger before sprinting toward the field.
He was chosen by the General Court to represent the colony's interests in England, eluded officers sent to arrest him, 3 and in disguise boarded a ship on which he reached Weymouth on the 6th of May 1688.
With his disappointment at the discovery of his immortal home no longer standing, he also felt a sense of peace that had eluded him.
Lafayette himself came to Paris in the hope of rallying the constitutional party, but the king and queen eluded his offers of assistance.
But the peaceful sleep he'd assumed would come eluded him as his mind continued to trip over far too many loose ends in the recent happenings.
The German battle cruiser " Goeben " eluded the British Mediterranean fleet and got safely into the Sea of Marmora; three British cruisers were sunk by submarines in the North Sea; and a British squadron under Adml.
running into Tobruk and the neighbouring Gulf of Bomba the French fleet eluded British vigilance on its way to Egypt in 1798.
For some three months he eluded pursuit, hiding among friends and occupying himself by writing a history of Ireland (first published in Holinshed's Chronicles), a superficial work of no real value.
The number of questions which Calvin failed to ask or eluded by absolutely irrational expedients frees him from any taint of modern rationalism.
Only silence remained as he lay there, wanting to escape from all that was happening, surrender in the peace of sleep, but even sleep eluded him.
Though vigorously sought after by the Inquisition he eluded its agents for many years until in 1397 he was seized in Vienna, and burned at the stake as a heretic, together with two of his followers, John and James.
He could have said something to Rob, though at the moment anything he could have said to make the situation better eluded her.
In 1862 General Braxton Bragg in command of the Confederates in eastern Tennessee, eluded General Don 1 He died in 1852, but the traditions which he represented survived.
Gracefully and respectfully, with statesmanlike yet feminine dexterity, the demands of Darnley's father for justice on the murderers of his son were accepted and eluded by his daughter-in-law.
no movement; and when on the 11th of June Monmouth's three ships, having eluded the royal fleet, arrived off Lyme Regis, he landed amid the curiosity rather than the sympathy of the inhabitants.
As soon as he was able to work again he attempted to obtain the metals of the alkaline earths by the same methods as he had used for those of the fixed alkalis, but they eluded his efforts and he only succeeded in preparing them as amalgams with mercury, by a process due to Berzelius.
He assumed the style of BaatX€i !MoX8a,ias, and eluded the Turkish stipulation that he should dismiss his foreign guards.
The registration of births, marriages and deaths is compulsory since the 1st of January 1885, but the provisions of the law are frequently eluded.
The khan of Khiva laid a plan for detaining him as a hostage, but he eluded the danger and returned safely, after concluding with the khan of Bokhara a treaty of friendship. His next diplomatic exploit was in the Far East, as plenipotentiary to the court of Peking.
eluded detection for nigh on 30 years.
eluded everyone in the box.
eluded scientists for decades.
eluded most of the group.
inside edge which eluded the short leg.
As eluded to previously, monkeys are the erratic geniuses of Chinese astrology.
He thus eluded his would-be captors who in fear turned back.
Most of these fell to the home side, with both Simon and David putting in dangerous crosses that just eluded a finishing touch.
Instead he was actively seeking points in pursuit of the green jersey awarded to the best sprinter, which narrowly eluded him last year.
This has so far eluded us, but we live in hope!
Most of them, especially in the regions south of New England, simply wanted the economic success which had previously eluded their grasp.
Finally, she found the happy marriage that had always eluded her.
The cross eluded everyone, closest of all to getting a decisive touch was David Fox but his despairing lunge came up just short.
My mind just would not be still and so restful sleep eluded me.
A canyon wren called in the distance but eluded us.
He was never content with secondhand accounts when the primary sources were accessible; " I have always endeavoured," he says, " to draw from the fountainhead; my curiosity, as well as a sense of duty, has always urged me to study the originals; and if they have sometimes eluded my search, I have carefully marked the secondary evidence on whose faith a passage or a fact were reduced to depend."
Finally eluded by Harry, Travis stomped back into the bathroom, slamming the door behind him.
While the gossip that involves the twins has been minimal throughout the years, there have been incidents that have eluded to drug abuse in both of their personal lives.
In 1995, he had his first top 10 hits with Fall in Love and All I Need to Know, but subsequent hits eluded him.
Apparently, he and Simpson had a falling out after he had eluded to the fact that he was questioning the former NFL star's innocence.
Also, there are a lot of people out there who really want William to find the happiness that eluded his mother for most of her marriage.
A small leak in 2006 eluded to a possible sequel, but nothing was confirmed until summer of 2008.
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