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Usage examples for allusion

  1. Margaret knew that Freddy had made a covert allusion to the fact that if Michael had not failed her, she would, in the event of his death, have had a lover to comfort her. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. One would think that Zibeline took that allusion for herself," said Madame Desvanneaux, whom nothing escaped. – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  3. But the existence of the allusion is doubtful. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  4. Of course no allusion had been made to those horrid Irish people, but it did not seem to Lady Scroope that the heir had left his heart behind him in Co. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  5. You will find that he will fight shy of any allusion to it, and will be cunning enough to dodge it every time. – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte
  6. After a few civil expressions on both sides, Wallace made a delicate allusion to the character of the schooner. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  7. It was very, very bitter to poor Rachel this writing to Morony Castle without an allusion to the man; but, as she had said, he had been right not to come and live on her wages, and he certainly was right not to say a word as to their loss, when neither of them had wages on which to live. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  8. We are happy that she did so, for the last two lines, with their allusion to the " eternal morning" when " shadows" shall end, bring the hymn to a sublime conclusion. – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  9. Janet had learnt that any the most distant allusion to her marriage day was an anguish to the man who was not to marry her, so it was through my aunt Dorothy that I became aware of Julia Bulsted's kindness in offering to take charge of my father for a term. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. Making allusion to the width of Florida, a simple peninsula between two seas, they pretended it would not resist the shock, and would be blown up the first time the cannon was fired. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  11. It is impossible to say exactly what this allusion means. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  12. The young person was a little taken aback, not remembering the allusion for a moment, when the old gentleman repeated emphatically,-" The Red and the Blue, ye know- Tom Campbell." – Old New England Traits by Anonymous
  13. He wondered if there would be any allusion to the earlier passages of their interview. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  14. This brief allusion is here sufficient. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  15. I did not realise the force of this allusion then, but it has become more plain to me since. – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  16. Dorsin, makes an evident allusion to the salon of Mme. – A Selection from the Comedies of Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  17. At any rate this was the only allusion that she made to his bothers and worries. – A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly by Henry James
  18. By which it may be feared that she indicated a place to which she should not on such an occasion have made an allusion – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. And even among your traditions there is no allusion to what became of this treasure ship? – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  20. Risler supposed that some one had told Frantz of the disaster that had befallen him, and he too avoided all allusion to the subject in his letters. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009