elusory


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elusory

adjective abstract, complex, convex, elusive, enigmatic, evanescent, evasive, fleeting, furtive, hard to grasp, hazy, illusive, impalpable, imponderable, mysterious, oblique, recondite, transient
Associated concepts: illusory agreements, illusory statutes
See also: elusive, evasive, oblique
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Brutal and tragic as Martha's end may be, the community has been "restored" in a sense, but in a very elusory way.
The "imminence of a revelation" in my title, encapsulates what I consider the quintessential characteristic common to all epiphanies in Borges's writings: equivocal, ambivalent, and ultimately elusory, they both retain an element of the core meaning of the term, a vision of a transcendental, spiritual truth, while at the same time challenging its assumptions and undermining its significance.
As stated by McCoy, Scarano, and Johnson, the essays in Colonial Crucible represent "the search for some term that can encompass an elusory yet powerful entity, presiding over far-flung island territories, that we might call, for want of better words, the American imperial state" (p.
The choice to leave out marginal commentary disenfranchises those who cannot understand referential and elusory writing and thus the King James Bible was not intended for an average audience but to be used only in church service.
'The elusory body and social constructionist theory'.
At 410[degrees]C a sharp elusory maximum of that overcomes 90% between 40 and 45 minutes, and the yield over 80% can be obtained between 40-100 minutes.
But the double negative also ironically summons up its opposite meaning, suggesting that this tentative moment is fragile and elusory. The additional iambic foot in lines 5 and 7 also suggests a supplemental and unsettling additional rhythm underlying the poem, almost like an additional heartbeat.