ALLUSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALLUSION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
allusion
 n.  indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  Ethan had imagined that his allusion might open the way to the accepted pleasantries, and these perhaps in turn to a harmless caress, if only a mere touch on her hand.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
2  The allusion was lost on her as the tide of her anger and disappointment rose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
3  She felt, without looking, that Selden had immediately seized it, and would inevitably connect the allusion with her visit to himself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
4  As Lily's silence left him with this allusion on his hands, he added with a confidential smile: "Gus Trenor has promised to come to town on purpose."
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
5  Miss Bart felt an inward motion of annoyance: it was distasteful enough to hear her name coupled with Trenor's, and on Rosedale's lips the allusion was peculiarly unpleasant.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
6  She spoke with the intention of making him see that, if his words implied a tentative allusion to her private affairs, she was prepared to meet and repudiate it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
7  In the words preceding it she had conjectured, at most, an allusion to her supposed influence over George Dorset; nor did the astonishing indelicacy of the reference diminish the likelihood of Rosedale's resorting to it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
8  By some tacit consent, throughout the voyage little or no allusion was made to it, especially by the mates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
9  This allusion to the Indian rocks reminds me of another thing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
10  David smiled sadly, though not without a momentary gleam of pleasure, at this allusion to his beloved vocation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
11  The latter allusion struck deep, and the injury rankled.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
12  The words of Gamut were, as has been seen, in his native tongue; and to Duncan they seem pregnant with some hidden meaning, though nothing present assisted him in discovering the object of their allusion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
13  "St. Clare always laughs when I make the least allusion to my ill health," said Marie, with the voice of a suffering martyr.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
14  Mrs. Shelby sighed, and felt a heavy weight on her heart, at this allusion.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
15  You will smile at my allusion, but I will disclose a secret.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
Example Sentence:
1  That last word doubtless contained an allusion to some scene that had taken place between them.
2  Harry was hurt by an allusion to his failure.
3  Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by allusion.
4  The committee made no allusion to the former President in its report.
5  His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings.
6  About 500 people showed up to the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, a suburb of Washington, D.C. to witness Clinton's smiling re-emergence on the political scene, showering her with applause when she made even the slightest allusion to running for office again.
7  The New Yorker short stories often include esoteric allusions to obscure people and events.
8  Her poetry is full of obscure literary allusions.