elusory


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elusory

(ɪˈluːsərɪ)
adj
1. avoiding the issue; evasive: elusory arguments.
2. difficult to grasp mentally; elusive: elusory ideas.
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In this way, alternative courts operate as a temporal analog to mass incarceration: Extricating oneself from the penal state proves challenging and elusory, as these "alternative" interventions can become interminable features of individuals' lives.
The elusory intelligibility of lesbianism in The Children's Hour from its stage version to its two screen versions, These Three and The Children's Hour, forms a traceable clue of Hellman's strategic management of the sensitive topic.
This is all the more baffling for the mathematically experienced viewer who understands that this continually elusory nature of the total picture is in contradistinction to the fact that the figure is based only on a very limited number of rules of symmetry, each of which is reducible.
Beyond the social trend, beyond an artificial nostalgia for an elusory safety (the safety job, the permanent incoming), an interesting phenomenon appeared in the Romanian press.
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.