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Definition of Allusion

  • A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint.
  • passing reference or indirect mention

How to use allusion in a sentence. Allusion pronunciation.

Then there are allusions to Russian contemporary authors, which occur, to be sure, in his other books.
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There was a suggested allusion in the sly tone of the last phrase; but Nancy, thinking her own thoughts, did not perceive it.
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He hunted out allusions to this favorite theory in his three favorite pessimists.
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Without a single allusion to this fact, the Countess failed not to turn the thoughts of the General toward it with all the tact of an accomplished intrigante, with all the ardor of a mother, and with all the piety of an unctuous devotee.
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But this flattering allusion vanishes the moment chance takes him a mile away from the Rue Vivienne.
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Suddenly recollecting his tree, however, he feared to betray himself by the allusion, and was silent.
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From this moment, without ceasing to exhibit toward him every mark of affectionate preference, she never allowed herself the slightest allusion to the dear dream she cherished.
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Yet avoiding all allusion to the past, guarding himself scrupulously from confidential converse, and observing a frigid politeness to Mademoiselle Marie, there remained doubt in his mind that, the fickleness of the fair sex aiding him, the young mother of the girl would renounce her chimerical project.
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She even treated him more simply and more naturally than ever, with no recurrence to the past, no allusion to the scene in the park during the storm; as if she had, on that day, disclosed everything that had lain hidden in her heart.
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We all know with what strange clairvoyance a mind possessed with a fixed idea discovers resemblances and allusions in accidental description.
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The evening of the Count's arrival they did not speak to him on the subject, and were cautious not to make any allusion to it.
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Days passed; he made no further allusion to the voyage.
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The impression that her story left on my mind was that your allusions to her in your sermon were unpremeditated.
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I was born and brought up in the country, as you can easily judge from the many allusions to country pleasures and sights in my works.
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Many of the saints' lives, as they have come down to us, are mere catalogues of wonders which never happened, from among which the antiquary must pick, out of passing hints and obscure allusions, the really important facts of the time,-changes political and social, geography, physical history, the manners, speech, and look of nations now extinct, and even the characters and passions of the actors in the story.
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An allusion to the heathen mysteries. {49} A.D. 311.
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Hayward's poetic allusions troubled his imagination, and his soul yearned for romance.
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By style, in the generation of Macaulay and Carlyle, of Dickens and George Eliot, was implied something recondite-a wealth of metaphor, imagery, allusion, colour and perfume-a palette, a pounce-box, an optical instrument, a sounding-board, a musical box, anything rather than a living tongue.
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The New Testament is crowded with allusions to heathen customs, and with words connected with pagan sorcery.
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It makes one feel so dignified, bringing out these little allusions, and passing on gracefully to the next topic.
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Examples of Allusion

Example #1
One reason why Dostoevski is able to portray with such detail the thoughts and fancies of abnormal persons is because he was so abnormal himself; and because his own life had been filled with such an amazing variety of amazing experiences.
Example #2
The author's sensations when under condemnation of death and expecting the immediate catastrophe are also minutely given from his own never paling recollection.
Example #3
As the servant had left them alone, they could now talk freely.
Example #4
Beatrice, by her frequent glance of curiosity, seemed to await some explanation of a visit so unlooked-for.
Example #5
He tried his hand occasionally at deciphering ancient inscriptions, reading them as people seem to read the stars, by discovering bears and bulls and swords and goats where, as it seems to me, no sane human being can see anything but stars higgledy-piggledy.
Example #6
He liked to believe that nothing that happened to him was completely novel: he was persuaded that he often had some recollection of its previous occurrence in the last cycle.