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Allusion meaning

allusion - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Indirect reference.

allusion - examples of usage

  1. He gives the dimensions as 49 feet by 27 feet with 72 feet girth, yet makes no allusion to the Bowder Stone in Borrowdale, which in another work he describes as being 60 feet long, 30 feet high, and weighing 1, 900 tons. - "Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England", W. P. Haskett Smith.
  2. It meant that he was to die; but they dressed the truth in hopeful euphuisms, and at times, in the joy of preparation, she really forgot the purpose of their journey, and slipped into an eager allusion to next year's plans. - "The Greater Inclination", Edith Wharton.
  3. Not one allusion have I made to the Inche Maida since you talked to me as you did. - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
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