Example sentences for: allusion

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

  • The contrast also justifies the neat allusion to London whose Cockney vowels responsibly transmute the grapes of wrath and enrich our reflections.

  • In Clinton's first inaugural, the only allusion to the race problem is in this sentence: "From our revolution, the Civil War, to the Great Depression to the civil rights movement, our people have always mustered the determination to construct from these crises the pillars of our history."

  • The contrast is strong enough to sustain the allusion to Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn (bypassing Steinbeck, of course) when Quinn speaks of the narrative trampling over the now familiar gripes of Roth.

  • The same goes for "Moby Dick," despite the useful allusion to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's Ahab-like pursuit of proof of the president's sinfulness.

  •  . His terminology abounds in sexual allusion” (1962, 59).


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