Example sentences for: allude

How can you use “allude” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The LAT and the WP allude to Haider's controversial 1991 praise of the Third Reich's "sound employment policies," while the NYT notes his resemblance to Kevin Costner, right down to his "amiable grin."

  • By the late nineteenth century, these uses of great and small became obsolete, but to go great guns continued to allude to the loudness, forcefulness, and large size of long-ago cannons and still means to `proceed with considerable momentum, to go full steam ahead, at full bore.

  • As she plays out the process of converting "humanitarian resupply" into "lethal resupply," Didion seems to allude (as she did in her book Miami ) to the theory that CIA-trained anti-Castro Cubans have been at work in more than a few dubious American exploits.

  • Although Grafton does not mention the fact, or even allude to it, his book appears at a momentous time in the life of the footnote.

  • Clearly, we need a second category for those verbs that still allude directly to the name and that are consequently often written with a capital letter.


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