Usage examples for allusion

  1. 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
  2. He wondered if there would be any allusion to the earlier passages of their interview. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  3. 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
  4. But the existence of the allusion is doubtful. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  5. 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
  6. Dorsin, makes an evident allusion to the salon of Mme. – A Selection from the Comedies of Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. This brief allusion is here sufficient. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. It is impossible to say exactly what this allusion means. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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